When Amber gets injured on the soccer field, she is forced to confront the fears shared by many children—fears of blood, hospitals, and abandonment. During her treatment, Amber encounters nurses who help her overcome her fears. By discovering the good work nurses do, Amber realizes that not only can she return to the soccer field, but she can also turn to the field of nursing when she grows up—something she never thought she could do!
I have really come to really like this series of books. I know many nurses, as I used to work with a ton of them and had many take care of me too. I love that the book starts out with the nurses code of ethics and then the next page is a picture of Florence Nightingale with dedication.
The book follows along with a girl who reluctantly plays soccer, likes it, and subsequently breaks her arm. Following a school nurse visit, she ends up in ER where she meets a male nurse who helps her through the process of getting a cast put on her arm. This is very nice to allow children to see that even if they are hurt, they will be taken care of and it does not have to be scary.
As with other books I have read from this series, the cartoonish pictures are mixed with real photos of nurses, the hospital, and equipment. Even the fictional ER nurse comes "alive" in a real photo of him. I love that!
The book introduces the different kinds of nurses there are and what their job are. It also makes note that there are female and male nurses in the field and also, never enough!
I recommend for 6-8+ but the words in the book are best suited for a child who can read fairly well.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ with yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon
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