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What are people saying about Doctoroo?  


Kirby (the Koala) from your “Case of the Hacking Hippo”  -Camille O.- age 6

Kendal Low, Online Book Club

I genuinely think this is a great book for both parents and children. It gives parents an entertaining way to teach their kids about the importance of nutrition, and it is very pleasing to look at. While reading the book and writing this review, I couldn’t think of anything negative to say about it. It was exceptionally well-edited, as I found no errors whatsoever, and think it was a really beautiful book. For the various reasons mentioned above, I happily rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

ChobitPatience, Online Book Club

Most reputable is how the book incorporates simple educative fun facts about geography, science, history, and landmarks. For instance, while referencing a sandwich, the author describes the USA as the bologna, while Canada is the top slice and Mexico is the bottom slice of bread. The names of the animal characters were creative and rhymed, making the book fun to read for children. I also appreciated the novel words like hibernation and medical mystery being italicized for children to learn. There was nothing I disliked about the book.

I give this book a rating of five out of five stars because it was well-rounded. 


Christell Lindeque, Amazon Reviewer

I really enjoyed this book, especially the Louie rapped the song in the end. It also teaches children not to overeat on junkfood and talks about the food pyramid.

Laurence Kirshbaum

Doctoroo & the Case of the Picnic Pirates is a charming children's book aimed at younger readers with the intention of entertaining them as well as conveying important health information. The creator of the book, Dr. Rachel Wellner is a board-certified surgeon with a healthy aversion to junk food. Read for pleasure and educating children as to the value of fruits, yogurt, and granola while allowing an occasional special treat that just might include hot dogs and marshmallows for the 4th of July!                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bruce H.

The author, Dr. Wellner, blends interesting story telling, colorful illustrations, and wonderful health instructions for children. The characters are animals, which is great way to captivate young minds. The main character, a kangaroo named Doctoroo, touches upon various health topics and serves as wise counselor to the other animals. The book also expands into a history lesson as the animals travel to Washington DC where they see Washington monument and Lincoln's memorial. What a great way to introduce basic health issues. Your kids will love it!

Jon L. Norinsberg

This is a wonderful and enchanting children’s book! It is a great story with lovable characters and important health information. It also has great illustrations. My kids absolutely loved it!!                                                          

Online Book Club

Overall, I rate "Doctoroo & the Case of the Hacking Hippo" 5 out of 5 stars. It's a fascinating and helpful read that will help children develop healthy habits. While the inclusion of complex medical terminology may pose a challenge for younger readers, the book's engaging storyline and valuable lessons make it a worthwhile addition to any child's library.

Online Book Club

I cannot emphasize enough how informative and colorful Doctoroo & the Case of the Hacking Hippo by Dr. Rachel B. Wellner is. Written in a child-friendly style, it successfully communicates critical information without overwhelming the target audience.

Online Book Club

I give Doctoroo & the Case of the Hacking Hippo a 5 out of 5 star rating. I recommend this book to children, as it not only captivates with its storytelling but also imparts valuable lessons about health and hygiene in an entertaining and accessible manner.
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