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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