The Moose with Loose Poops
Charlotte Cowan, M.D.
The Hippocratic Press (2009)
ISBN 9780975351659
Reviewed by Brooke James (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (1/09)


“The Moose with Loose Poops” by Charlotte Cowan, M.D., is about Miles, a young moose, who starts feeling bad.  He goes from having a tummy ache to vomiting to having diarrhea.  It is an educational story that explains exactly how children feel when they have the stomach flu.

Mom says, “Tell me about the book.”

Brooke says, “I liked it.”

Mom says, “What was your favorite part?”

Brooke says, “I liked it when they talked about the waterfall coming out of his bottom because it was funny.”

Mom says, “Why do you think the book was written?”

Brooke says, “To teach children when they are sick.”

Mom says, “Do you think the author did a good job teaching parents and their children?”

Brooke says, “Yes.”

Mom says, “What did you learn from the book?”

Brooke says, “When your tummy hurts, you might throw up or go poop.”

Parent’s comments:
This book is extremely informative about the stomach flu.  We were constantly amused by the humorous way the author told the story.  There were times when I was a little disgusted, but Brooke would just laugh and laugh.  I would definitely read this book to any young child who had a tummy ache with vomiting or diarrhea.  It would definitely make them feel better by understanding what is going on inside of their bodies.  There is also a very handy parent’s guide at the back of the book that will help worried parents get through their child’s stomach illness.

Overall, “The Moose with Loose Poops” by Charlotte Cowan, M.D., is a humorous, entertaining, and educational book that we would recommend to any parent who has a child with the stomach flu.


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