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Dr. Rosie Helps
A young girl chases her dreams and becomes a veterinarian in this imaginative and playfully illustrated picture book with an empowering message.
2023 SKIPPING STONES
READERS' CHOICE BOOK AWARD
La Doctora Rosie
Ayuda a los Animales
Praise for Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals
"Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is an enjoyable picture book that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in a fun way and emphasizes the intelligence and abilities that girls/women can achieve and be leaders in whichever field of study they pursue...This is a very special book that will contribute to stimulating bright minds and excitement in children particularly from underrepresented backgrounds to give them an example that they can achieve any career they wish to pursue even at a very young age…”
--DR. RUBY PERRY, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVR, Dean, Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine
"Based on real-world veterinarian approaches, but far more diverse in its embrace of powerful solutions and approaches to life, parents of children who want to impart the basics of appreciation for animals and self-empowerment alike will find Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals an inviting story."
--D. DONOVAN, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“In the inspiring picture book Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals, a veterinarian’s daughter dreams about treating animals in need herself.”
--Foreward Clarion Reviews (starred review)
“The engaging story and beautiful illustrations of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals showcase to young people the diversity among animals and their appreciation when we help them. As a role model, Dr. Rosie will surely inspire young people of color to become veterinarians.”
--DR. MICHAEL BLACKWELL, DVM, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (Ret.), Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
(2000 – 2008), Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee
The Story of Dr. Rosie
The story of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals began with a picture of a baby giraffe with a neck bandage who was successfully treated at a veterinary medical center. This inspired Jennifer Welborn, the author, to create a story about Rosie, a young girl who travels the world helping animals who have common afflictions that children experience. While the story of Dr. Rosie is fictitious, it is based on and informed by real-life veterinarians.
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