Explaining an illness to a child, whether common or serious, is no easy feat. It’s something every parent must do, but knowing what to say and how to say it, can be a huge challenge. Often, they simply don’t have the medical knowledge needed to explain a disease and provide much-needed comfort.
This is where Dr. Giraffe comes in. With simple words and pictures, and grounded in medical truth, each book in the series tells a story about one childhood disease – ranging from common ailments to rare conditions. To mum and dad’s relief, Dr. Giraffe can do what they perhaps cannot: help young patients make sense of what they are going through, in a way that is clear, medically accurate, and (no less importantly) pleasant to read.