The close-up clarity with which Rockwell viewed the Toolbox, Thruway and Machines is just right for rendering the antiseptic...

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MY DOCTOR

The close-up clarity with which Rockwell viewed the Toolbox, Thruway and Machines is just right for rendering the antiseptic efficiency of the doctor's paraphernalia -- while softening it a bit with the warm, blotchy colors. Here the author-artist takes children through the contents of the pediatrician's examining room, from stethoscope and scale to bandages and swab sticks, and through the motions of a routine visit -- neatly sidestepping the chief object of anxiety with a full-page picture and the words ""She has a needle to give shots. But I don't need one today."" It's a reassuring, demystifying preview, and of course that feminine pronoun -- backed up by a picture of a pleasantly businesslike woman doctor -- makes it all the healthier.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1973