Review of What's a REAL Doctor?

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Review of What's a REAL Doctor?

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "What's a REAL Doctor?" by Dr. Cherice Roth.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Clara, Tristan, and Cooper have something in common; their parents are both doctors. However, Clara doesn’t believe it—she thinks that Tristan and Cooper’s mom isn’t a bonafide doctor. So begins a friendly debate between the three schoolmates: Is a veterinarian a “real” doctor?

Cooper and Tristan list what their mother does on a regular day in her animal clinic. Among those responsibilities is prescribing medicine to her patients; Clara’s dad does the same thing. Clara is also shocked to learn that Cooper and Tristan’s mom attended school for many years—just like her dad. Only one question remains to be answered: Who is the coolest doctor?

Written by Cherice Roth, What’s a Real Doctor? teaches children about the profession of a veterinarian.

This wonderful story captures the natural voice of elementary-aged children, as well as their little schoolyard antics. For instance, when Clara boasts that Tristan’s mom isn’t “really” a doctor, and Cooper crosses his arms in a defiant stance. Here, Roth expertly shows her characters as being just like her reading audience—children often taunt each other.

In addition, there is a predominant career theme. Roth manages to itemize the veterinarian trade into bits that can be understood by younger children—they’re not simply “animal” doctors. Alongside, she explains the duties of a “human” doctor; this is a positive point, and it reveals different career paths.

What’s a Real Doctor? also carries an important message of compassion towards animals. Not only are they our pets and friends, but they need medical care just like their human companions.

Lastly, the illustrations depict a multicultural cast, as well as a positive portrayal of female characters. The book contains full-page and full-spread drawings without obscuring the text. My favorite feature was the beady eyes of the humans and animals, which gave them a cuddly appearance. Also, Tristan’s blue hair braids and the beard on Clara’s dad had a modern and stylish touch to the story.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. There is nothing I disliked or found negative, and I enjoyed the simplicity of the plot.

This book would be a perfect tool for any career-day presentation. Also, it would be a great addition to the stack of reading materials in an animal clinic.

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Children taunt each other a lot. Seems the author did an amazing job portraying the characters. Nice job pointing it out.
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Awww, such an endearing book! I can imagine those cute little kids debating about who the real doctor is :lol2: This book seems to beautifully portray the way children behave as you mentioned in the instance of them deciding if veterinarians are real doctors. Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Ruchi Raina wrote: ↑15 Sep 2021, 09:04 Awww, such an endearing book! I can imagine those cute little kids debating about who the real doctor is :lol2: This book seems to beautifully portray the way children behave as you mentioned in the instance of them deciding if veterinarians are real doctors. Thanks for the wonderful review!
The kid characters are adorable in their behavior. Thanks for the comment!
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Oh my :D this seems like a hilarious book. Oh, those poor kids. They remind of some people who think dentists are not real doctors. You wrote a beautiful review. Keep it up!
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I am a doctor myself and while I was choosing my career in medicine, some people were like you should go for veterinary sciences and as I child I was like" no, veterinary are not doctors, they are not real ones", but today after spending so many years in this field I may say that hats off to veterinaries as we doctors can speak to our patients, can ask them about their pain and their compliant but how can an animal describe his pain? it just your experience and all your diagnosis, a well explained review, thanks for the review.
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What a beautiful book! This book has a wonderful concept of teaching children about the profession of veterinarian. Thanks for the great review.
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Career books are both interesting and educative. Wonderful review
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