The Little Doctor/El doctorcito
What happens to a boy as he sets off with his grandmother to serve as her language broker at her doctor’s appointment?
Find out in the new children’s book, Little Doctor/El doctorcito, published by Piñata Books. A great Christmas gift for readers ages 4-8.
Available where all books are sold.
The Little Doctor/El Doctorcito is a wonderful story about how my journey to become a doctor began.
Do you have an “Impossible Dream”? Let me share my dream and the ups and downs of getting there. I hope it will help you on your journey.
Throughout my education trajectory, I journaled my experiences. I suppose the influence of college professors who impressed on me the power of writing and reflection. The result? A swirl of culture, family, education, and persistence to succeed—themes all at play as I traversed the American educational system. And they all blend in as you read The Little Doctor/El Doctorcito. If I knew then what I know now . . .!
Inspired by his own experiences as a young boy helping his El Salvadorian grandmother navigate the US health-care system, Juan J. Guerra’s insightful, bilingual account highlights the need for culturally sensitive medical practitioners, in The Little Doctor: El doctorcito. Notes of despair and hope shine through in the strikingly animated artwork from Victoria Castillo.
— Foreword Reviews
Castillo’s background as a comic artist is successfully expressed in the characters’ exaggerated expressions and in her predominantly red and orange color scheme.”
— Kirkus Reviews