The Hospital Book (Hardcover)

The Hospital Book By Lisa Brown Cover Image


Going to the hospital can be strange and scary, but this book will comfort and reassure even the youngest patient.

When a little girl develops a bad stomach ache, it’s time to go to the hospital. We follow her experience from arrival through diagnosis, anesthesia, and recovery

Lisa Brown is a graphic novelist as well as a picture book creator whose talents inform the design of this book chock full of speech bubbles that will delight kids and parents alike.  This is a funny, accessible, and above all comforting tale of a very scary experience in the life of any child.

With illustrations brimming with action reminiscent of Richard Scarry, Lisa Brown once again creates a story full of humor and empathy that will delight and comfort most any kid fearful about a hospital visit. Fans of her hugely successful The Airport Book will instantly recognize the girl and her family.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books including The Airport Book, Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket; Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin; and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. Her first graphic novel, The Phantom Twin, received a starred review from Booklist. For adults, Long Story Short is a collection of comic strips about classic novels. She lives in San Francisco and teaches in the illustration department of the California College of the Art.

Praise For…

★  "Intricately detailed and colorfuL. . . . Brown and her graphic-novel-inspired illustrations offer children significant insight into what might be expected if they ever need to have surgery."—Booklist, Starred Review

★ "A wonderfully effective, reassuring look at an often scary experience."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "Instructive, engaging, empathetic, inclusive—Brown once again delivers an essential book about a common childhood experience."The Horn Book, Starred Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823446650
ISBN-10: 0823446654
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English