The Hippocratic Press was founded by Dr.Charlotte Cowan with the primary mission of publishing medical children's stories that entertain, educate and reassure both parent and child.
Over the years, Dr.Cowan observed that the children whom she saw for well visits changed when they were sick: cheerful, energetic, inquisitive children became scared, clingy and miserable. Often, their parents were just as unhappy: tired and worried, many were frightened because they did not understand the illness confronting their child.
The idea of writing stories for sick children evolved as a natural combination of her professional experience and her childhood love of reading. As a pediatrician, Dr.Cowan developed a strong intuition that children would do better with their illnesses if they both understood what was happening to them and realized that they would get better. As a fan of children's books, she recognized that they offered the perfect medium for her message.
Through her animal characters, she not only entertains her audience but also combines empathy with education. Reading her stories, children and their parents will feel comforted and cared for as they face together the inevitable illnesses of childhood. This visual relationship should help to cue parents and enable them to focus on areas of concern for them and their child.
We highly recommend these books, because the books not only explain, in a kid friendly way, childhood illnesses but they also help kids realize that they will feel better soon.
The five titles in the Dr. Hippo Series about common childhood illnesses are cold, fever, ear infections, sore throat, and vomiting and diarrhea.
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