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Feel Better, Mommy

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“Feel Better, Mommy” by Risa Kirschner is a beautiful book with a simple and loving message that hopefully makes a situation like illness or hospital visits a little bit easier.

Abby’s mom has a boo boo, so her Nana takes her to the hospital to visit. Follow Abby’s adventures as she finds a magical bed that moves, takes her teddy on a wheelchair ride, and learns that spending time with her mom can make a hospital feel like home. Based on the real experiences of the author’s then two-year-old daughter, this sweet story teaches that hospitals are safe places for healing and that parents always love their children, even if they have to spend time away from home.

This is a great subject to address for young children who have someone they love in the hospital, as it helps them to cope and understand that the hospital is not a scary place to visit. (My dad worked in a hospital so it was familiar to me but to other kids I knew they were afraid)  I think it would be great to have to prepare a young child for their first visit to a hospital.  The mother’s illness is general in description, as it only mentions an IV and an x-ray, but you do visit some of the other patient’s rooms to give an idea of some of the reasons people are in the hospital. 

This would be a wonderful book to be placed in the Children’s hospital, doctor’s offices, anywhere where a child may be dealing with the subject.  My friend takes in emergency foster babies and they are in and out of the hospital , I am definitely going to get for her to read to the kids.  I would definitely recommend this book!

I requested and received an Advanced Readers copy from the publisher and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own
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This is an amazing book that teaches kids that the hospital is not as scary of a place as it seems. I remember as a child the hospital seemed like such a stark place so I loved that this book shows that the hospital is there for many reasons. I also love the illustrations of the book and this is a book I will purchase for my future children.
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This is the greatest book to give to a child who has someone in the hospital. It is an easy read and children can understand it, but it is not put in such a way to scare children. It makes the hospital a good place to go if you are sick. Abby's Mom has surgery and her Nana takes her and her Teddy to the hospital to see her Mommy. At first Abby is scared of all the machines and wants Mommy to come home. But through talking her through the IV, operating of the bed and going to x-ray with Mommy she feels better. I found the bringing books a great thing to do if you have a child coming to see you in the hospital. The illustrations in this book are very well done and pleasing to look at. The pictures also tell the story. Abby has the cutest face!
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*thank you to Netgalley, Warren Publishing and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

This is a very good book for children who have a parent that's about to go into hospital for a while. It shows children that it's ok, it's not as scare as it sounds and this will hopefully relax their anxieties a bit. I really like the message that it sent. It looked very much like a real hospital room aswell which helps. I liked that the author went through the many reasons why people are admitted. I would definitely read this to a child who was about to have a parent, or another family member, go in for a while or a child who is just interested in hospitals.

The illustrations are bright and cheerful which is needed for this topic and both author and illustrator did an amazing job.
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A lovely reassuring book for children. This book should be available in all hospitals. 
Teaching children what hospitals do.
I highly recommend this book, lovely illustrations. 5*
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.     Thank you NetGalley.

This adorable book helps to teach littles that the hospital doesn't have to be a scary place.  

We enjoyed reading this!
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Feel Better, Mommy by Risa Kirschner is about a little girl visiting her mommy in the hospital and learning about the different reasons why people might be there. It also shows that no matter where you are, being with your family can make any place feel like home. I remember being nervous in hospitals as a child when we went to visit family members there. This is a great book to read with your children to explain what is going on and take some of that fear away. I'm a big fan of this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing really delivers the story well.
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Feel Better, Mommy by Risa Kirschner is a sweet little book for small children. This book is about a vert small little girl learning all about hospital's, and how they work. It's a lovely read especially if a child has to visit someone in hospital or is going into hospital themselves.  

Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Reader's Copy of this book. I received this in exchange for my honest review.
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I enjoyed "Feel Better, Mommy" as it is an amazing social story to help prepare children if they have an adult in the hospital. So often, locations like the hospital are daunting and filled with overwhelming sounds and smells. This would be the perfect story to make a young child comfortable and know what to expect before going to see a loved one.
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I read this with our six year old granddaughter. Her mother is dealing with cancer issues and has been in the hospital on and off over the past year.

Little Abbey with her Nana visits the hospital to see Mommy. She sees Mommy in the hospital room with an IV, then being transported to X-ray. As Abbey returns to her mother's room she says hello to other patients.

The illustrations are gentle and follow the story well. My granddaughter was interested through the entire reading.

I recommend this particularly to share with children who may have a parent who has to go to hospital.
I downloaded this through NetGalley.
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"Feel Better, Mommy" by Risa Kirschner is a great book for kids with a loved one with either a chronic illness or a life-threatening disease that requires long-term care in a hospital. It would probably even be good for a child with a parent or loved one that has to go to the hospital for a procedure that requires an overnight stay.

The book goes through some of the basic norms in a hospital like having an IV and having other sensors connected to a patient for monitoring that may be scary to a child. This book helps a child's imagination calm down and by explaining what is happening and that the loved one is okay, it helps them to have proper expectations while the family member is at the hospital.

I enjoyed the book and think it is a great tool to use with a child whose parent or loved one may be in the hospital.
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A book about a very sweet little girl learning all about hospitals and what they do. A very reassuring read for any child going through the same thing.
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Nana explains to adorable little Abby on their way to visit her mom in the hospital, that her mom has a boo boo inside of her and that is why she is staying there.  The mother/daughter reunion is very sweet indeed.  While there Abby experiences a bit of the hospital life that her mom is subjected to.  

They play together on mom's bed making it a shape-shifter.  She accompanies her mom to the x-ray room and gives her stuffed teddy a fun ride in mom's wheelchair. The best time is when they snuggle in bed together and her favourite storybooks are read to her.  Their hearts mesh and the feeling of home reigns once again. 

This is a perfect book to read to a child who might have a parent who is ill and separated from them because of a hospital stay.  Children can feel anxious, scared and confused at this time so a lovely visit to the hospital can benefit them greatly.  They can see first-hand where their loved one is and the surroundings they are inhabiting.  

The story is simple, heartwarming and reassuring for a child.  This book would be a perfect addition to a classroom, elementary school library or a doctor's office.  It also can be pointed out when read  that love is the best healer of all.  I highly recommend this book.
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I read this book funnily enough the day after I had been in hospital.
I was lucky as I was only in there for 8 hours but had I been in longer and my daughter (2) had come in to see me this would have been an excellent book to explain more about what was going on and why I had been away from her.
I thought that the images were lovely and it is four stars from me for this one
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'Feel Better, Mommy' is a feel-good picture book which is based on the real experiences of the author's then two-year-old daughter. Abby's Nana takes her to the hospital where her mother is admitted. It's a fairly new environment for her as she has never visited one before. Whilst her Nana is busy knitting sweaters, Abby finds comfort in her mother's arms. She finds a variety of things to be fascinating as she starts to explore the place.

The illustrations were so cute and the sketches painted a very innocent picture of Abby. This story displayed the amount of love that the parents have on their offsprings. It also elucidates about what a Hospital is and the importance it. I loved the way Risa Kirschner weaved two messages in a single story. Overall, I found it to be heart-warming.
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This lovely story is perfect to help very young children understand what goes on when their parents or other family members are at the hospital. The drawings are superb and the text is easy to read. This story is also extremely sweet and will help children through a rough time. I warmly recommend it!
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Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Reader's Copy of this book. I received this in exchange for my honest review. 

This is a sweet little story that can be read to all littles who are preparing to go visit a loved one in the hospital. Sure to help with all those little nerves and make the hospital so its not so scary. I like getting books like this to help my littles when they are off to new places.
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This is such a sweet children's book! The pictures throughout are beautiful and really add to the story. The story is about a little girl, Abby, visiting her mother with her grandmother. Her mother has a "boo boo" on the inside and is at the hospital for a period of time. She tries to comfort Abby by letting her know that she is okay and that the hospital is a safe place. I thought it was so sweet that the mother had even brought some of Abby's favorite books to read with her there! It is a bit of a sad read since the mother is in the hospital, but it is a really sweet book!
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When a parent is ill and in the hospital, children can feel quite unsettled and anxious.  This beautifully and charmingly illustrated story demystifies the experience and will help children know what to expect when they visit a sick relative.  The text is simple, informative and reassuring making this book is a good resource for the young hospital visitor.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this e galley in exchange for my honest review.
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First I have to compliment the illustrator of this book. The illustrations were beautiful and perfectly matched for the story and its message! Definitely a positive when it comes to children’s books.

This story focuses on Abby being taken to the hospital by her Nana to visit her mother. I think this is a brilliant subject to address for young children who have someone they love in the hospital, and to help them to cope and understand that the hospital is not a scary place to visit. It would be a wonderful supplement to prepare a young child for their first visit to a hospital. Ms. Kirschner left the mother’s illness general in description, only mentioning an IV and an x-ray, but did visit some of the other patient’s rooms to give an idea of some of the reasons people may be in the hospital for. 

It’s an adorable book with a calm, simple and loving message to hopefully make a situation like illness or hospital visits a little bit easier. This would be a wonderful book to be placed in hospital waiting rooms, emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, anywhere where a child may be dealing with the subject at hand. I would definitely recommend this book!
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