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Best Kid's Books About Getting Sick

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Updated March 15, 2013

Explaining to a young child why she isn't feeling well can be difficult for even the most experienced parents. Luckily, there are plenty of children's books out there that can help you. We have reviewed some popular children's books that can help explain common illnesses like the cold and flu to your child. If you have other favorites that aren't on the list, there is a place for you to share your opinions too!

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon

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If you have a young dinosaur lover in your house, you are probably already familiar with the How Do Dinosaurs... book series. This books is great for kids that love dinosaurs or even just silly stories. This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for your preschool dinosaur lover. Even young children without a dinosaur obsession will enjoy the fun story and the playful illustrations. It is great for toddlers, preschoolers and even young elementary school aged kids. How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon was written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague.

Have you read How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? What do you or your children think of it? Read our review and share your own thoughts.

The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor

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What kid doesn't love the Berenstain Bears? In The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor the cubs have to get their yearly check ups and learn how to keep their bodies healthy and strong. Papa Bear thinks that he doesn't need to go to the doctor anymore but quickly learns that not taking care of himself means getting sick. This is a great book for elementary school aged children and any lover of the Berenstain Bears. The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor was written and illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Have you read The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor? What do you or your children think of it? Read our review and share your own thoughts.

Llama Llama Home With Mama

The Llama Llama book series is hugely popular and has won numerous awards. This book about what happens when young Llama Llama gets sick is no exception. Read the book to your kids and it will help them learn what Moms do to take care of their kids when they are sick and even suggests how kids can help out when Mom gets sick too. It will engage young children and lovers of the series. Llama Llama Home With Mama is written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney.

Have you read Llama Llama Home With Mama? What do you or your children think of it? Read our review and share your own thoughts.

Bear Feels Sick

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Bear Feels Sick is a book about main character, Bear, and his forest animal friends. When Bear gets a cold, all of his forest friends come to the rescue taking care of him until he feels better. This is a great book for young children when they aren't feeling well. Bear Feels Sick is written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.

Have you read Bear Feels Sick? What do you or your children think of it? Read our review and share your own thoughts.

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