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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Little Kicker is not a very happy donkey because he has to get his donkey shots, and he is scared. Tony the Pony chimes in and starts telling Little Kicker all about shots. That did not help very much, because Little Kicker did not want a needle stuck in his hide with medicine going through it. As Little Kicker almost gets to the doctor, he prays and asks God to help the shots not to hurt very much. And just as he goes into the barn, Becky the Bunny runs in with her two big ears stuffed into her little fireman’s hat, which makes Little Kicker laugh. And laugh!
I love this book that talks about first shots that all kids will have to endure. I love that the author, Sandy Sprott, used farm animals, and especially a little donkey, to teach children that shots are not that bad. And Little Kicker teaches kids three things that will help when the time comes for those dreaded shots. You will learn all about these three things and more when you read “Little Kicker Visits Doctor Quickwell”, or have someone read this story to you. In the back of the book, the author has included several activities, including things a child can think about when getting a shot, a Laughing Shot Award and other things that children will enjoy doing. I think this is an exceptional book for you to read to your child before he or she goes in for those dreaded shots that are always so difficult for both the parent and the child. I highly recommend “Little Kicker Visits Doctor Quickwell” by Sandy Sprott for your child’s library. It would also be an amazing book for a classroom or school library.