Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Doc McStuffins: Caught Blue-Handed by Sheila Sweeny Higginson

Title: Doc McStuffins: Caught Blue-Handed
Author: Sheila Sweeny Higginson
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction
Reading Level: Ages 3-5
Multicultural: Doc McStuffins is an African American girl.
Curriculum Subject: Health

In Caught Blue-Handed, Doc McStuffins finds mystery spots on Chilly and discovers it is spreading by touch.  The book shows good problem solving with them going back over who Chilly touched to eventually discover what caused the blue spots.  Even though it ends up being just paint, it still teaches about washing hands and preventing the spread of germs.

Caught Blue-Handed contains picture reading, which features images for some words within sentences.  This makes it a good pick for those just starting to read.

Types of Readers Book Might Appeal To & Multiple Intelligence Categories
  • Fans of Doc McStuffins
  • The use of blue paint being spread around the toys provides a good visual for kids to learn about and better understand how germs can spread, especially for visual learners. (Spatial-Visual)
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