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.

Follow Lola on Facebook or send her an email.

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.

1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com

2. Leave a comment on this post about the giveaway

3. Follow me on Twitter and RT the tweet

4. Follow me on Instagram and share the photo

5. Follow me on Facebook and share the post

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!


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