Book Title: Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallows by
Rachel B. Wellner
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 42 pages
Genre: Educational Fiction
Publisher: Richter Publishing
Release Date: May 2021
Formats Available for Review: print- Softback (internationally), e-book (EPUB)
Tour dates: November 15 to December 6
Content Rating: G
About The Book
Doctor Marsha is a series created to entertain children at the preschool through grade school level relying on educational content. The main character, Marsha, will introduce kids to exciting challenges in basic health education as the series explores the world, vanquishing health problems. It is my hope that the characters will stimulate young minds by introducing them to a positive, professional figure that embodies the spirit of cultural competence, creativity, and adventure.
Buy the Book
Dr. Marsha is a kangaroo who tells the other animals that they should be eating healthy, with only an ocasional treat. Dr. Marsha finds out the someone stole all the hotdogs and marshmallows in Washington, and it’s only a week until the 4th of July fireworks and cookout. Terrence Toad says that’s his idea of a balanced meal, but Louie says that the kids are lucky someone stole all that junk food.
This book is a very good book that will help kids understand that healthy food is so much better for you, but a treat once in a while is ok.
The print is large and dark blue on a white background which is very easy to read, especially for children, and the illustrations are really cute with mostly the same colors on every page which is different, and something I really liked.
I enjoyed this book and think it’s perfect for young children to learn about eating healthy!
Author Q & A – Rachel Wellner MD
Tell us about your books?
Doctoroo and Friends is a series dedicated to teaching kids from pre-school to grade school about basic health issues and maintenance. I use the format of a mystery followed by a global trip Doctoroo and friends take to solve that mystery to enhance the excitement of “catching the culprit” and teaching kids the basic health lesson. My first two book are about good nutrition and hand hygiene respectively and a third book I’m working on now, is about sun protection.
Why do you think you were the best person to write these books?
As a physician, I know a great deal about health problems, how to diagnose them and solve them. Basically, the mystery is a “differential diagnosis” as Doctoroo first rules out other causes of the problem at hand until the clues lead her to the right conclusion. I love kids and want to see them grow up healthy and happy, especially in these precarious times of pandemic- I chose to focus on what we CAN do, not what we can’t, to help maintain and improve our health, starting with the youngest young.
What is the hardest part for you about the book industry?
I’m finding that just getting the book out there and sharing Doctoroo and friends with the world is challenging, but the books are starting to gain traction, which warms my heart. I believe in these adorable, noble characters and hope that everyone can reap the benefits of reading about them.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
I truly enjoy spreading positive messages. I’ve done many television spots about breast cancer (my specialty), and I’ve always loved delivering a message to the public in a digestible way so that everyone can understand a complex medical issue.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
I just want you to love Doctoroo as much as I do, and I think you will once you read the books. She’s an international, emblematic female, and a soldier for health. I’m excited to be on your blog!
Meet the Author
Dr. Rachel Wellner is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, most recently the Assistant Professor of surgery at the Monteflore-Einstein Center for Care. She has also been Director of Breast Services at NYEE/Continuum Cancer Center, Pascal Valley Hospital, and Palisades General Hospital. Dr. Wellner graduated Magna Cum Lauda and Phi Betta Kappa from Dartmouth College, earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She pursued her surgical training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and worked to establish a clinical rotation in an underserved region of The Dominican Republic. She completed Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited breast oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. She has been featured as a guest expert on several local and national news networks, including WPLX 11, Fox and Friends, and CNN.
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