Maggie's Trip to the Hospital


Children - Concept
36 Pages
Reviewed on 11/06/2020
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The little girl and her friend Maggie liked to ride their bikes. One day while riding her bike, Maggie fell on the road and she could not move her leg. She was crying and her mother called 9-1-1 for help. An E.M.T. rescue truck came and two men in blue uniforms got out and bent down to examine Maggie. They said Maggie had to be taken to the hospital because her leg was broken. They slid out a flat bed from the truck, put Maggie on it, and took her to the hospital. Maggie's mother went with her in the truck. The little girl thought she would clean Maggie's blue bike and wait for her to go bike riding again.

Maggie's Trip to the Hospital by Colleen Baxter Sullivan is a good storybook to teach readers what should be done after a fall and it also highlights the concept of true friendship between the two girls. It also shows readers that EMT medics are kind and will remove all the fear they may have toward them. The characters are all real and relatable and that makes the story even more entertaining for readers. The illustrations by Carson Arnold-Anderson are lively and colorful and they bring the story, characters, and concept alive for readers, and give it a good pace and movement. It is a good book for storytelling and read-aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries because of the relevant messages it conveys to readers.