Welcome to Nonna’s Corner where I share books I’ve read with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the Royals. The Doll Hospital by Kallie George, illustrated by Sara Gillingham introduces us to Dr. Peg at the Doll Hospital. A quiet morning soon becomes anything but as the bell keeps ringing with new patients. Grab an iced tea and check out our thoughts.
by Kallie George
When toys need a little (or a lot of!) TLC, they head to the Doll Hospital in this endearing picture book in the tradition of Doc McStuffins. Don’t worry, toys, Dr. Pegs will have you feeling better in no time!
It’s a quiet morning at the Doll Hospital until…
The emergency bells ring!
Here comes a patient who needs Dr. Pegs’s help.
Dr. Pegs is about to get to work when…
Here comes another patient! And another!
How will Dr. Pegs take care of them all? Looks like the doctor needs some help herself!
Princess Sophia loves to play hospital or doctors office and even has the Doc McStuffin nursery, so I had a feeling she would be excited to read The Doll Hospital by Kallie George and I was right. When the UPS driver delivered it, she grabbed it and hugged the adorable cover while asking if we could read it.
The Doll Hospital located in the attic of a Doll House is where our story takes place. It’s early morning and Dr. Peg is organizing her supplies. In the hospital there are beds for her patients and buttons, thread and needles for surgeries. Dr. Peg has just double checked her to-do-list and finds she only needs to organize the buttons. As soon as she begins the bells ring announcing a patient has arrived. Before you know it, Dr. Peg has a full house and her list is growing. Before she can even beginning something on the list, another patient arrives even a bear. This is a doll hospital, but she will help Teddy too. Princess Sophia loved the colorful illustrations and the different patients and their problems. She sympathized with Dr. Peg and even cried out, “Oh no, another patient!” as I read the words, Ding-A-Ling-A-Ling.
Our favorite part was when Dr. Peg realizing she needs help calls the Nesting Nurses. The illustrations were cute and soon the hospital and patients were set to rights. Princess Sophia liked the nesting dolls so much that I ordered her a set from Amazon. This was a delightful tale, with repetitive words and phrases that made it easy for Princess Sophia to anticipate what would happen next. Now she can read the book using images and repetition as her guide. This story is perfect for early readers.
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
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