Book #3 in the "Digger and Daisy: I am a Reader Series":
Digger doesn't feel well. Daisy insists that he go to the doctor, but once there, Digger will not cooperate. Trying to encourage him, Daisy does everything the doctor requests, but the check-up doesn't go as planned! Also available in Spanish and French.
In this latest outing for
Digger and Daisy, the elder dog sister guides the younger dog brother through a
visit to the doctor.
Young’s comradely canine
siblings have a history of enjoying adventures together, but going to the
doctor is a different order of things for one simple reason: Shots hurt, and
doctors always seem to be waving around needles. However, in this early reader,
Digger is under the weather—“ ‘I do not feel good.’ Daisy looks at Digger. He
does not look good”—so a trip to the doctor is imperative. “I do not want to
go,” Digger protests. “I will get a shot.” “You must be brave,” replies Daisy,
which is easy to say when you are not on the receiving end. At the office,
Digger doesn’t want to let the doctor do anything—take a look in his eyes, ears
or mouth—so Daisy goes first. Digger has a cold, so he doesn’t need a shot.
“But you do,” says the doctor. “Turn around, Daisy.” No good deed goes
unpunished, though having someone to share it with is like that spoonful of
sugar that helps the medicine go down. Sullivan’s artwork lends a hand, little
bits of tropical fruit upon which to sprinkle the sugar.
Giving an inch in the
sibling arena can yield a mile of returns, and Digger and Daisy are great role
models. (Early reader. 4-6)