Full-color illustrations follow a day in the life of a country veterinarian as he deals with examinations, innoculations, and emergencies at his office; makes rounds in his truck; and returns to his office to check his patients.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Detailed illustrations in Gibbons's traditional style and an informative, yet concise, text invite readers to follow a country veterinarian throughout his day's work. From the first page, young readers learn that going to see the vet is a lot like going to see the family doctor for check-ups and emergencies. A wide variety of animals, from kittens to cows, are treated with splints, medication, shots, ointment and, of course, TLC. Surgery is scheduled for 11:00 am; by 1:30 pm, the man has left the pale blue walls of the animal hospital for the bright green, rural landscapes. This vivid contrast in illustrations reminds children that the country vet extends his work to barns, farms, and even the roadside. The exact times of day are mentioned throughout the book and give a sense of the veterinarian's busy schedule. Carefully labeled medical tools and terms provide additional information. Nine steps to quality pet care conclude the book. This is a lively introduction to a subject of interest to most children, and would be a good companion to Gibbons's Farming (Holiday, 1988). --Myra R. Oleynik, Pleasant Valley Elementary School, McMurray, PA
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Book Description Atheneum Books for Young Reade, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110027367819
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Book Description Atheneum, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027367819
Book Description Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0027367819
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