Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: Lola Goes to the Doctor


We all know how intimidating a doctor visit can be for a child. As both a parent and Certified Child Life Specialist, I use books to help prepare kids for an unfamiliar experience.

Lola Goes to the Doctor is a beautifully written children’s book about a little Yorkshire Terrier, that is nervous for a checkup, but discovers that she is a much braver, big dog than she thought.

The story has captivating photographs of Lola meeting other friendly pets in the waiting room, having an exam by the doctor and overcoming her fears.

10259116_471373682988996_4972394060839629957_oThe author, Marcia Goldman is an educator in special education and has spent the past 25 years focusing on autism. Lola is her beloved certified therapy dog that visits children in the classrooms. She is also the author of Lola Goes to Work: A Nine-to-Five Therapy Dog.

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I will be giving away a copy of Lola Goes to the Doctor to one lucky winner.

There are several ways to enter the giveaway.

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2. Leave a comment on this post about the giveaway

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Winner will be announced Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Book will be shipped in U.S. only

Good Luck!

We have a winner!

Congratulations Kelly Garber!


10 responses to “Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: Lola Goes to the Doctor

  1. Ahh this book looks amazing! I’m hoping to incorporate animal assisted therapy into my IMP! I hope you’re having a fabulous vacation 🙂

  2. I start my internship in Januaey and I would love to have this on hand to use when working with patients and their families. Most kids love dogs and what a great way to share with them about the hospital.

    Plus, my dog’s name is Lola, so it’s a perfect fit! 🙂

  3. I’d love to win this giveaway!! The book “Lola Goes to the Doctor” seems like a great distraction and preparation tool. It would definitely come in handy when I start my child life internship in January 🙂

  4. This sounds like an amazing book! I teach special education to grades K-2,and this book would help my students with how to handle going to the doctors! I would love to have this book in my library! I hope you had a great holiday!!


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