Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals
Publisher: Waterbear Publishing
New from the publisher
A young girl chases her dreams and becomes a veterinarian in this imaginative and playfully illustrated STEM children's picture book with an empowering message. Readers will find this inventive story about animals with sore throats, stuffy noses, and allergies delightful.
Rosie, an African American girl, loves watching her mom, a veterinarian, take care of all kinds of animals. She especially enjoys learning about the animals and helping them get better. When Rosie takes a rest from asking lots of questions, she finds herself in a dream where she meets an octopus, a crocodile, a giraffe, and several other animals each of whom has a common childhood affliction. One by one, Rosie uses her knowledge- based on real treatments used by veterinarians- to help each animal.
Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is creative and fun while also steeped in STEM education. The inspiration for the story was a picture of a real baby giraffe with a neck bandage who was successfully treated at a veterinary medical center. While the story of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is fictitious, it is based on and informed by real-life veterinarians.
Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is for children who love animals or who are interested in veterinary medicine. It is also well-suited for parents, teachers, caregivers, and librarians looking for books on representation, diversity, empathy, adventure, and STEM careers.