Today I’m reviewing Baby Bandage and His First Aid Family by Dr. Laurie Zelinger as part of the blog tour hosted by Breakeven Books. Thank you for inviting me to join in on this blog tour and for providing me with a digital copy of this book and the materials for it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Baby Bandage and the First Aid Family: Healing Little Hurts and Booboos is an adorable, colorful, engaging, educational and universal book that captures the interest of young children, while using clever language that also appeals to adults. Children will:
- Learn some basic first aid terms and the use of various pharmaceutical supplies to address minor injuries. A glossary is provided to support the storyline.
- Experience a self-esteem boost in seeing that even small children can be given important jobs that help others.
- Understand that they can manage short separations from their parents and still be all right.
- Recognize that waiting for something they want can be difficult.
This was such a cute and educational picture book!
This book is full of a lot of great lessons for little kids, including the different names and uses for some common items found in a first aid kit, that children can help out with important jobs too, and that waiting for something can be difficult but it’s worth it.
I loved the illustrations in this book. I thought they were bright and colourful, which is something I always look for when I’m picking out picture books. I also enjoyed that the pictures were detailed and that you could see the texture on the bandage family.
Overall, this was a cute book. I think it would be a great resource for parents and educators to use to teach kids about some basic first aid products.
Dr. Laurie Zelinger’s passion for helping children is reflected in her work and numerous books that tackle issues of concern to children and their families. She is a board-certified psychologist and credentialed play therapist with over 45 years’ experience working in schools, developmental centers and private agencies, as well as in her busy private practice, devoted exclusively to children. Her passion for writing began when she discovered journaling in third grade, and which was then fortified in fourth grade when she wrote a play that was performed by students in her public school. As an adult, she has successfully blended her love of helping children with her writing talent, creating topical, educational books that appeal to kids and their parents.
Dr. Zelinger’s books for Loving Healing Press include: Please Explain Anxiety to Me: Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, Please Explain “Time Out” to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents, Please Explain Vaccines to Me Because I Hate Shots!”, Please Explain Alzheimer’s Disease to Me: A Children’s Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia”, Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child for Surgery and Please Explain Terrorism to Me: A Story for Children and P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents! Dr. Zelinger has also worked with American Girl where she wrote A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself Even On The Bad Days and is credited with being a consultant for their Bitty Baby book series, where she assisted in the development of the “For Parents” sections. In addition, Dr. Zelinger has written for Play Therapy magazine, as well as for therapeutic books, where her chapters offer strategies that can be used with fearful children.
Dr. Zelinger’s additional credentials include media referral specialist for the American Psychological Association, four years as director on the executive board of the New York Association of Play Therapy and an elected position as officer in the American Academy of School Psychology. As a sought-after expert on children’s behavior, Dr. Zelinger has contributed to nearly 200 venues regarding child development. She and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred, are both certified Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteers. They have been happily married for over 40 years, have raised four children and relish their roles as grandparents.