Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 2-10), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: June, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
What does Mommy do when she leaves for work? From giving medicine to using her stethoscope, Nurse Mommy’s job is important because she helps patients get better. But what about her family back home—does Nurse Mommy really have to go to work? Nurse Mommy helps kids understand what the nurse they love is doing when they go to work at night.
My Thoughts on Nurse Mommy
Nurse Mommy was a lovely bright colorful book with well done illustrations, that were a great backdrop for the overall story. I Loved how Kristyn Boland explained the role of a Nurse (what they did and who they cared for) and what parents do when they leave home. Most families end up explaining this concept to their kids at some point and I think this book gave a clear reason why parents leave to go to work. Plus, add in the lyrical rhyming sound to the words and you have a beautiful and relatable book.
I give Nurse Mommy 5 Stars.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
Meet the Author:
More From Kristyn Boland
Do you have another profession besides writing?
Yes! I have been a nurse for almost seven years. I started my career in the Pediatric ICU and for the last 4 years I have been working on postpartum units with moms and babies.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
My mom says that I used to say I would either be a doctor or a cheerleader. In a lot of ways I incorporate both of those jobs into nursing-I’m a medical professional and love to cheer my patients on!
What made you decide to write a book about a “Nurse Mommy?”
Many friends I’ve worked with in the past have told me about how upset their children get when it’s time for Mommy to go to work at night. When my son was much smaller I thought it would be great to have a book to help explain where I’m going and what I’m doing when I go to work at night. But I couldn’t find anything like that, so I decided I would try and write that story myself!
Who did you write the book for?
This book is for all of the kids who are sad when their moms have to leave them at night to go to work, but I did write it with my own son in mind. I also wrote this book envisioning my husband reading it to our son, so in a way I wrote it for him too!
Does your son get upset when you leave for work?
Funnily enough, he doesn’t! Whenever he sees me in my scrubs he says “bye-bye!” and doesn’t even fuss! He does love reading my book though, and he always wants my husband to read it to him when I go to work. We have a newborn daughter, so maybe when she’s older she’ll be the one to get upset when I leave!
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