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Nurses and What They Do

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I have to say that as a nurse, I was extremely disappointed in Nurses and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers. Nurses do so much more – and then some – and this book does not encompass all types of nurses. Overall, it was nicely illustrated. #ClavisPublishing #NetGalley
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This was a bright and colorful children’s book and a basic introduction to children about what a nurse does. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for a long time so this was definitely geared to younger readers, older children can definitely handle/learn about what nurses in the 21st century do on a daily basis which is much more then apply bandaids and take vital signs. 

**thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-arc I received**
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Nurses and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers is a nonfiction children's book about nurses. A preschool audience would be fantastic for this book especially for a preschooler or early elementary student interested in medicine, careers, or if they know someone who is a nurse. 

The book shares information on what is covered in a nurse’s job including what equipment they use, who they work with, where they work, and how they help people. I like how they covered a variety of situations from surgery to a typical doctor visit. The illustrations were cute as well. Additionally, a variety of genders and ethnicities were represented among the nurse and patients. I think it is important for a book about careers to include men, women, and POC.  

I was invited to read an ARC of Nurses and What They Do, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #NursesandWhatTheyDo #NetGalley #ClavisPublishing
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This is a simple book that is brightly illustrated and focuses on the ways nurses carry out various tasks. My daughter is a nurse and I think my grandson will enjoy this.
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I must say I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It had much more information than I thought it would, and I especially liked how it used vocabulary but then had quality context clues that kids would be able to figure out and understand what the words were. Illustrations are very pretty as well.
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As a nurse, I was very curious to see how this wonderfully challenging profession was being presented to little ones. This is a thorough explanation of what a nurse is and what they do. The graphics are simple and pleasing with bright colors, but the descriptions may be long for young readers. I liked that there were some specific examples of patient interactions, used in a way to keep it real and understandable for little readers. I think this a great book for showcasing what it looks like to be a nurse and will hopefully inspire young hearts to aspire towards becoming a nurse. 
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.
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Going to the doctors may cause anxiety in your preschooler. Sharing what they can expect may help lessen the anxiety and knowing the jobs the nurse does can help as well. Each colorful page has several aspects of what a nurse does and how they help others. You may inspire a future nurse with this informative book.

A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
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The graphics were colorful and fun for children. They depicted the story very well. My 7 year old really enjoyed this story and the content answered a lot of questions they had.
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I was curious about this book.  With nursing being in the news a lot the past year little children might have questions about what a nurse is and what they do.  This book explains exactly what a nurse does and the equipment she uses as well.  They call the instruments by their long correct name and then explains how they are used. The book describes a lot of the daily tasks and schedule of nurses in a way that young children can understand their job.
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Simple, factual, and even honors those of us who work evenings or nights (can you guess that I am a nurse who works off-shift?). Most children (and too many adults) don't know that nurses work and help people in other settings than hospital and offices, but this little book does. Of course I loved it!
The illustrations by the author are eye-catching and very well done. The language of the text is suitable for reading to young people and excellent for ESL.
I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Clavis Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
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I love this book! This book is an informational picture book which is an ideal resource to teach about profession (target age group : preschool till 2nd grade). Besides, it is well detailed and easy to understand in a child's perspective.  I would definitely have this book as a resource in my classroom.
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This is another fact-fill kiddie gem that is fun and educative. This cute little package teaches kids all about nurses and the work they do. It teaches them about their importance in our lives and how much they are needed. It is an informative, cute little package.
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Nurses and What They Do 
By Liesbet Slegers
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This is such a cute, informative little book about nurses!

Likes:
-That the cover and story inside featured people who’s skin colour had different shades.
-The art was very cutesy, I think that children would really love it, and I can see them coming up with scenarios based in different characters!


Dislikes: 
-I wonder if it had too much information, in too little pages?  I see that this is for four years old’s up, but I can’t imagine trying to read along with them due to so many words per page and the words being so close together. 

-I also did not like the font used in the book. I would prefer something more fun, not just the straight plain lines of story we were given here. 

Would I recommend this book?
Only for the art and that it focuses on nurses 

Would I purchase this ?
If I was looking for something specifically on nurses and this was the only thing there, and it was for 6 year old and above children, yes.
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Nurses and What They Do is a wonderful tool to teach young children about the responsibilities of a nurse! I thought the illustrations were very well done, and I particularly liked that common medical equipment was labeled for young readers. 

The order of the book did feel slightly disorganized. I think adjusting the pages to be more cohesive, as well as potentially adding more dialogue, would increase the likelihood of keeping a young reader's attention. 

I really appreciated the diversity featured throughout the book. I would definitely recommend this to families with nurses or families with a loved one receiving care from a nurse.
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As a nurse I think this is an informative and enjoyable book for children. The book describes the nurse's responsibilities and provided definitions for the tools used by nurses. I love the incorporation of male nurses as well. The book also explains that nurses not only work in a hospital but in a lot of other places like nursing homes. With vibrant and colorful illustrations this book kept my daughter engaged and entertained.

Thank you Netgalley and Clavis Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.
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I absolutely adore this book because:
1. My daughter loves to play dress up as a nurse
2. My husband is a nurse and it gives a better look at what he does day to day

I loved how the author went into the different items nurses use, what their day to day could look like and how they  treat their patients.  It was very colorful and it kept my daughter engaged. Highly recommend especially during this time of pandemic to see how much we appreciate our healthcare workers!
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A very sweet book targeting preschool age to teach them about the nursing profession. I am a nurse myself so I enjoyed reading this. I thought the pictures were all very cute and approachable for a child. The text for the book came across as a little disorganized and seemed to jump between topics almost making me wonder if the text for the pages in the advanced reader copy were out of order. Overall, a good book for preschool children. My only suggestion is that the pictures containing child patients include parents. One of the biggest fears a child has being a patient in a hospital is that they will be separated from their parent.
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Being a healthcare professional is not easy by any means.  Nurses do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to patient care, but many people do not know exactly what a nurse's role is. Some think that nurses just follow doctors' orders and give out meds. I think this book is a great introduction to the little ones to educate them about what nurses do and how important they are to the healthcare system. It also shows the diversity of work settings (community nursing, NICU, nursing homes etc). Hopefully, this book will foster interest in the field for the little ones. 

Thanks for the netgalley, the author and the publisher for this review copy.
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My mother is a nurse working in the ER and Liesbet wonderfully described what she does in her jobs without over complicating it. This is a beautiful and informative book for children. Maybe some of them will read it and look at their mom, dad, sister, or brother and think, “Wow, their job is so cool.” 

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This is a sweet little children's board book about nurses and all the things they do to help people, such as washing them, taking their blood pressure, checking their temperature, giving them medicine and feeding them, whether it is in a hospital, care home or at home.  It is a lovely book, with bright, colourful illustrations that all children will enjoy.  It is easy to read and my daughter loved it and understood it very well.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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