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Dear Dr. Sillybear
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt, c1997.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations.
Added Author:
Despite some misunderstandings and with the help of his trusty nurse, Dr. Sillybear manages to treat an assortment of animal patients.


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Dr. Sillybear and Nurse Rabbit have to have plenty of patience with their patients. For instance, there's Horace the horse who is hoarse, and Hoot the baby owl, who doesn't say WHOO but WHAT. But Dr. Sillybear is never without good advice for his patients . . . or is Nurse Rabbit the one with all the answers? A perfect book for emergent readers. Full color.

Author Notes

Children's author Dian Curtis Regan was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 17, 1950. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1980 with a B. S. in education. She taught elementary school in Denver for two years before becoming a full-time author. Regan has written over 50 books for children, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. She also writes the Ghost Twins series. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators named her Member of the Year in 1993. Regan was inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers' Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Distinguished Medal of Service in Children's Literature from the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers in 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2‘During a busy day at the office, Dr. Sillybear and Nurse Rabbit encounter a variety of silly problems. Horace the horse is hoarse, a baby owl says "what" instead of "who," Andrew the brachiosaurus has trouble making friends because he is so big, a bear complains of being grouchy in the winter, and a mole is unable to see underground. All of the patients are cured with care and kindness. This story is full of fun puns and ridiculous humor that children will enjoy. The gouache-and-ink illustrations are a fine match for the text. The simple, direct forms, clean colors, and goofy expressions on all the animals' faces enhance the giggle-inducing antics. A good choice for one-to-one reading or storyhours.‘Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

During the course of a day at his office, Dr. Sillybear proves he is aptly named. He relies on his nurse for good ideas and often misunderstands his patients, including a hoarse horse and an owl who says 'What' instead of 'Who.' While the humor is only mildly successful, the simple, cheerful illustrations are a good match for the story. From HORN BOOK 1997, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.