Reviews for I Don't Want to Go to the Hospital!


Booklist Reviews 2013 July #1
In this latest installment, the Little Princess is at first determined not to go to the hospital, turning her household (and herself) upside down (even disturbing a cat sneaking a meal on the castle roof). But a visit is neccesary, and after it's all over, she can't wait to go back. Why? She was treated royally there. Never without her crown, this obstinate yet amusing heroine dominates almost every page. The framing of each illustration keeps the action under control and focuses attention on the faces of her entourage. Young readers will enjoy them all, including a zealous admiral, an encouraging prime minister, and a doctor who knows how to break the rules. Hospitals made not so scary. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
When Little Princess learns that she must go to the hospital, she runs (and hides) from the inevitable; afterward, confronted with a messy bedroom to clean, she misses the hospital's royal treatment. This series' premise--a tomboyish princess with down-to-earth parents and real-kid problems--is still going strong many books in, and this offering's gag-filled illustrations are among Ross's best.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2013 April

PreS-Gr 1--When Doctor finds a lump in Little Princess's nose, it's decided that Her Majesty must go to the hospital. She does not want to and remains unconvinced by Doctor, Queen, and Prime Minister. But go she must, and naturally when it's time to leave the castle, she is missing. After a search by Queen, Maid, Cook, Admiral, and Gardener, she is discovered in the attic by King. Off to the hospital they go with Little Princess securely tied to her stroller. And surprise!-her experience there is not so bad. In fact, upon arriving home to all her chores, Little Princess tries to return to the hospital to have her tonsils taken out: "They treated me like a Princess in there." The large, expressive watercolors have lots of amusing detail, like the cat having a fish dinner on the roof. Be prepared to explain the Walkman the Princess uses in the hospital. Sure to be popular with fans of the series.--Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

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