Nurse Clementine

by Simon James

Clementine puts her birthday gift of a nurse's kit to immediate use, treating her... read more

Clementine puts her birthday gift of a nurse's kit to immediate use, treating her father's banged toe, her mother's headache, and the dog's paw. Each patient receives a hefty bandage with orders to leave it in place for a week. Her brother Tommy is a harder sell. He resists Clementine's offers of treatment, but calls for help when he gets stuck high in a tree. Rising to the situation with professional calm, Clementine catches him as he slips to the ground, and Tommy returns the favor by allowing Clementine to bandage the small scrape on his arm. While Clementine's nursing uniform suggests a bygone era, her desire to act as family first responder and the resulting interactions feel both contemporary and credible. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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