Dr. Hippo Books - GIVEAWAY

Posted by Jeri Maxedon 2009-05-15
I hate it when my kids get sick. Not only do they feel miserable but there is really nothing more than providing medication that I can do to make them feel better about it. The worst part though is when they are confused as to why they feel this way and you have to try and use "small" words in explaining a very "big" word diagnosis. Thanks to Mom Fuse, I have recently been exposed to a set of books that are perfect in explaining to your little one his/her illness.

The Hippocratic Press has recently published a set of books known as the "Dr. Hippo Series" This collection of stories feature:

Each adorable animal gets (and gets over) his or her illness with the help of a kindly pediatrician hippopotamus named Dr. Hippocrates. Each book, written by Dr. Charlotte Cowan, M.D. a real-life pediatrician, in the Dr. Hippo Series is 32 pages, hard cover, full color and includes a separate laminated Parent Guide written in question/answer format. The Parent Guide answers common questions like: “How can I keep my child comfortable?” and “When should I call the doctor?”

We couldn't have received these books for review at a more perfect time. A few days before they arrived, my 5 year old daughter told me that her throat was hurting and it wasn't a day later that my 2 year old son was showing symptoms of the same. Since neither of them really know what this means, I thought it appropriate to break out "Sadie's Sore Throat" They both walked away with a little more understanding of what it was and that they were going to be alright. After using the Parent Guide myself, I actually found it more settling for myself in that it explained EXACTLY:

  1. What a Sore Throat and Strep Throat are...
  2. How to know if you child has a sore throat...
  3. How to keep your child comfortable while dealing with a sore throat...
  4. When to call the doctor...
  5. What the doctor will do...
  6. What complications could arise from a sore throat...
  7. When to return to daycare or school...
  8. How to protect the rest of your family from contracting the sore throat...

What a list, right? I was very impressed! Even though a sick child is no one's wish, as parents, it is inevitable that we deal with these situations. Having these books will certainly make it easier on you and your child by simply explaining what is wrong and how to "fix" it.


If you would like to win the entire set of these wonderfully helpful (and entertaining) books personalized to your child before they go out, simply visit the Dr. Hippo site and let me know which book would be most helpful for you.

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This giveaway will run through midnight on May 29, 2009 with winners being announced on May 30, 2009. Winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only


  1. Pam Says:
  2. Katie Caught a Cold would be the most helpful in our house, though the Little Elephant with the Big Earache would be an asset too.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  3. Pam Says:
  4. Follower

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  5. We'd love Sadie's Sore Throat. That's something my boys often complain about.

  6. I'm a follower.

  7. I get the email updates.

  8. Courtney Says:
  9. I'd love to have "Katie Caught a Cold". They're just so common around here and it would be a great way to explain it to my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Courtney Says:
  11. I follow you on blogger


  12. Courtney Says:
  13. I subscribe via email


  14. Courtney Says:
  15. I tweeted this giveaway



  16. spitfyr323 Says:
  17. "Sadie's Sore Throat" because many of my students have sore throats in class!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

  18. spitfyr323 Says:
  19. I'm a subscriber!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

  20. Shizra Says:
  21. lovee Pink, great site

  22. judybrittle Says:
  23. Right now the most useful would be Moose With Loose Poops. My poor 5 year old granddaughter has been just like the moose for 2 days now so I could use this book. Thank you!

  24. judybrittle Says:
  25. I'm a follower.

  26. judybrittle Says:
  27. I'm a subscriber.

  28. judybrittle Says:
  29. I tweeted

  30. Joan Says:
  31. How do I not know about these books?! Holy cow, I'm in love. We would thoroughly enjoy the Moose with Loose Poops. However, I was hoping for a constipated camel or something! lol We had a few years of visits to the pediatric gastroenterologist for that issue with one of our little ones. Poor kid. :(

  32. Joan Says:
  33. Anyway, the books look fantastic AND I follow your blog. ;)

  34. dctm Says:
  35. "The Little Elephant with the Big Earache" would be most helpful to me since my child has had ear infections

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

  36. Terra H. Says:
  37. Katie Caught A Cold would be most helpful in my home as it seems one of my children always has a cold.

  38. Terra H. Says:
  39. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

  40. Terra H. Says:
  41. I follow your blog.

  42. I like peeper has a fever. These are great to help kids understand when they are ill and not be afraid of the doctor.
    saradavis1 at gmail

  43. follower

  44. tweeted http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1838259157

  45. janetfaye Says:
  46. Katie Caught A Cold would be helpful.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. janetfaye Says:
  48. I follow your blog.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. janetfaye Says:
  50. Subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. janetfaye Says:
  52. I blogged:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  53. Katrina Says:
  54. the moose with loose poops is sadly one that is needed over here :)

  55. Kristie Says:
  56. I think The Moose with Loose Poops would probably be helpful to my little ones.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  57. ReggieMann Says:
  58. I think "Katie Caught a Cold" would be most helpful as my niece seems to catch a cold quite often


  59. Anonymous Says:
  60. Katie Caught a Cold would be helpful.

    donna at optilink dot us


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