Michael Dow

“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
“Nurse Florence, How Does the Brain Work?” by Michael Dow is one of the most thoughtful, informative, and young-reader-focused books on science and the brain I’ve encountered. With clear, engaging language and accompanying images, this book will be on shelves for many years to come. It’s so engrossing that most adults should find it fascinating and educational- perhaps something to read together. read more
“Nurse Florence, What are Some Summer Safety Tips?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, What are Some Summer Safety Tips?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
Summertime has begun (not officially until June 21st) for kids out of school, and there is now more free time to do things they couldn’t do during the school year. The likelihood of kids spending more time inside or outside is greater, and with the increase of time spent in either place comes more potential risks if not handled correctly. Parents want their kids to have fun, but at the same time, they want them healthy as well! read more
“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In “Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow, three girls – Sonia, Condi, and Jean, are at school playing soccer at recess. This makes them hot and thirsty, so they get a drink at the water fountain. Drinking the water makes them think about why anyone has to drink water anyway. They find Nurse Florence and ask her about this. Nurse Florence tells them about how water can affect your body, inside and out, from having too much or too little, and how the cells inside your body are affected. The girls learn a lot of information they didn’t know before, and now they understand why water is so important to our bodies! read more
“Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles? by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles? by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In “Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles?” by Michael Dow, characters Jean, Condi, and Sonia are leaving school for the day when Condi tells her friends that she needs to talk to Nurse Florence about something. She goes to her office and asks her about shingles because her granddad has it – what is it and how do people get it? She was told that shingles is a virus that people are more likely to get if they’ve had chicken pox at some time. The virus can give you blisters on your skin that are painful and sometimes itchy; these blisters can show up on different parts of your body, such as your neck, eyes, face, back, or abdomen. Condi learned more about what causes shingles, how it can affect your body, and ways of treating it. read more
“Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In the story, “Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow, you learn through the students Jean, Condi, and Sonia about obesity and why it is a bad thing. One day at school, the three girls go to lunch and see Nurse Florence sitting by herself, which makes them feel sad, so they ask to sit by her, and she agrees. Out of curiosity, they ask Nurse Florence about a health problem that affects people, that can also be prevented; she tells them about obesity. Obesity is when someone is overweight because they eat more than their bodies need. The girls learned from Nurse Florence what it is, how someone can become obese, how to prevent it, and how to make it better if someone is struggling with it. read more
“Nurse Florence, How Do We Keep Our Balance?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, How Do We Keep Our Balance?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
“Nurse Florence, How Do We Keep Our Balance?” is just one of many Nurse Florence books in the series. Educating young readers in a variety of topics, author Michael Dow takes complex topics and makes them accessible and understandable for the masses. read more