I'm a Facility Dog (Health Heroes) (Paperback)

I'm a Facility Dog (Health Heroes) By Lauren Kukla, Susana Gurrea (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Kukla, Susana Gurrea (Illustrator)
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When we think of health heroes, we usually think of humans. But what about the four-legged friends that keep us happy and healthy?

Follow a facility dog that works to help patients in the hospital. These health heroes do the important work of comforting and motivating patients, and more. Discover the tools they use as they work with others in a hospital to keep people healthy. Like all health heroes, they make sure the needs of the patient come first. Meet a facility dog from Mayo Clinic, and find out how these health heroes save the day, every day

This book was created in partnership with Amy Fabian, Certified Child Life Specialist and handler to Mayo Clinic's own facility dog, Alicia.

Meets (C3) Framework for Social Studies standards: College, Career, and Civic Life. D2.Civ.2.K-2. Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

Mayo Clinic Press Kids creates empowering health and wellness content in partnership with pediatric experts. Proceeds from the sale of every book go to benefit important medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.

About the Author

Lauren Kukla is a freelance author and poet who loves writing for kids. She has written many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and kids in Minnesota. She is the cofounder and creative director of littledigital.org. You can find her poetry on Instagram and TikTok as @NorthCountryPoet. Susana Gurrea is an illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. She studied illustration and comics, later receiving a postgraduate degree in Illustration for Children's Publications at the Eina University School of Design, in Barcelona. Her work has appeared in early readers books, educational manuals, children's magazines, and non-fiction books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798887703053
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press Kids
Publication Date: March 11th, 2025
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Health Heroes