Peeper Has A Fever
Charlotte Cowan, M.D.
The Hippocratic Press (2008)
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (6/08)
“Peeper Has a Fever” is about a frog named Peeper who develops a fever on the day that he is supposed to go to a picnic. His mom calls Dr. Hippo who tells her that a fever signals the start of an infection and that Peeper may develop other symptoms soon. Peeper has to stay home from the picnic but he is well in time to attend the diving contest which had been postponed for a few days.
Cayden: “Another Dr. Hippo book! I like these!”
Max: “Hippo book!”
Cayden: “Why does he feel hot?”
Cayden: “We shouldn’t go places when we are sick so our friends don’t get sick too.”
Max: “Ice cream!”
Cayden: “Yes Max, he gets ice cream because his temperature is too high.”
Cayden: “Peeper is sad because he can’t go to the Picnic. I would be sad if I had to stay home too.”
Cayden: “That was nice of them to bring him back balloons.”
Cayden: “Look! He has red spots! I think it is a rash!”
“Peeper Has a Fever,” by Charlotte Cowan, is another fun book from the Dr. Hippo series. Not only is the book educational for children but it also helps to educate parents about fevers through both the story and through the handy pull-out guide at the end of the book. The supplemental guide addresses such issues as how to take a temperature, when to call the doctor, and how to help your child feel better. Written by a pediatrician, this book is an excellent resource to refer to when dealing with a fever in a child. Children will love the colorful illustrations and the storyline as well!