Book Review + Giveaway: Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows

Title: Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows | Author: Rachel B. Wellner | Category: Picture Book | Publisher: Richter Publishing | Release date: May 2021

Book Description: Doctor Marsha is a series created to entertain children at the preschool through grade school level relying on educational content. The main character, Marsha, will introduce kids to exciting challenges in basic health education as the series explores the world, vanquishing health problems. It is my hope that the characters will stimulate young minds by introducing them to a positive, professional figure that embodies the spirit of cultural competence, creativity, and adventure.

My Thoughts: When all the marshmallows and hot dogs from a 4th of July cookout disappear, a kangaroo called Doctoroo (a.k.a. Dr. Marsha) and her friends must figure out who did it. From Australia to the U.S., the characters piece together the clues on their adventure as they visit various sites in Washington, D.C. to solve the crime.

With engaging rhymes and vibrant illustrations, the story is fun to read and visually appealing with lots of clues to find. Along the way, children learn about the importance of a balanced diet and that some foods — like hot dogs and marshmallows — should only be eaten as an occasional treat. Through this book and the second book in the series, Doctoroo! & the Case of the Hacking Hippo (launched in October 2021), Dr. Wellner strives to teach children about health issues through mysteries that children can engage with and join the sleuths in gathering clues. Without being didactic or pushy, these lessons are educational while being entertaining and create an opportunity for discussions about medical issues that might otherwise feel forced.

Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows is a fun story to read and a gentle introduction to healthy habits that could be used in homes, libraries and classrooms alike.

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Meet the Author: Dr. Rachel Wellner is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, most recently the Assistant Professor of surgery at the Monteflore-Einstein Center for Care. She has also been Director of Breast Services at NYEE/Continuum Cancer Center, Pascal Valley Hospital, and Palisades General Hospital. Dr. Wellner graduated Magna Cum Lauda and Phi Betta Kappa from Dartmouth College, earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She pursued her surgical training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and worked to establish a clinical rotation in an underserved region of The Dominican Republic. She completed Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited breast oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. She has been featured as a guest expert on several local and national news networks, including WPLX 11, Fox and Friends, and CNN.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook 

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Enter the Giveaway: Click the link below to enter the giveaway for your chance to WIN a $50 Sephora Gift Card, plus a copy of Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows AND Doctoroo and the Case of the Hacking Hippo. Good luck!

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2 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows

  1. Pingback: Guest Post: Author Rachel B. Wellner, MD – Stephanie Ward

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