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Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
Tippy Goes To The Doctor by Amanda Bannikov, with illustrations by Mike Quiñones G., is a children's book that continues in the spirit of education and friendship between Kimothin the Knight and her friend, Tippy the Dragon. As they are out playing, Kimothin reminds Tippy that he has a doctor's appointment that day. Tippy is a little afraid, unsure of what to expect and not wanting to be hurt. When they arrive, Tippy's fears are alleviated slightly by the sight of other dragons and knights in the waiting room and does his best to look brave when the nurse is someone he recognizes. As the doctor completes Tippy's routine check-up, Tippy imagines all the best things about a healthy, working body and what it can do. Before he knows it, the appointment is over and Tippy realizes there was nothing to be afraid of at all.
Tippy Goes To The Doctor is another great addition to Amanda Bannikov's series, and the illustrations by Mike Quiñones G. are colorful, lifelike, and really exceptional. I think my favorite part of Bannikov's stories is that the characters tend to contradict the social construct of gender. Kimothin is a female knight. The nurse is a man. The doctor is a woman. As a parent, this is a stand-out for me. Of course, the story itself is well told and makes for some good pre-bedtime reading material, particularly if you have children who have fears of seeing a doctor (that's basically all kids, right?). I loved the illustrations in this newest edition and hope to see more collaboration between Bannikov and Quiñones G. in future Tippy and Kimothin books.