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Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope Book Review & Giveaway

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My daughter get so excited when I get new books for her! She is a huge animal fan so books about animals are even more exciting. We have new baby chicks in our house...just got them on Saturday. So, she is learning how to be gentle and for a 2 1/2 year old...that is not easy. Having a kind heart is something that we want her to learn and I believe that this next book will help us teach her how to do just that.

"Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope" is a super cute book for children that shows how having an understanding heart towards our pets can make them happier and healthier!

"Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope" is the first in a new book series written by Scott Thomas Nicol. He is not a writer by trade, but rather a construction worker. He has quite a talent for writing! Here is a bit more about Scott...
Scott Thomas Nicol was born and raised in New Jersey. Although he doesn’t write for a living (he works in the construction industry), he has always loved writing. “I would relish writing assignments in school. Even in college, I took creative writing courses as electives.”

The ‘Dr. Jim’ series of books he is creating, starting with ‘Dr. Jim & the Special
Stethoscope’, has been something he considered doing for years. “I started fooling around with rhyming words and stanzas to tell this story. Finally, I got serious about it and created a cute concept about a young country veterinarian and this magical instrument he uses to figure out his patients’ ills. It became a great little story. And the subsequent stories are (and will be) as well. These could be a feature animated film in the making!”

Scott is married and has three beautiful children. “This whole story writing is, kind of, for them. I created these cute stories with them in mind."

This book is sooo darling! I am IN LOVE with the illustrations. There is so much character in each picture and each expression on the animal's face. The man responsible for these drawings is David Youngblood.He has a true love and passion for drawing and it shows in these pictures. I mean...look at this poor piggy! ACK! Can you feel his pain??? Ha Ha! I LOVE it. David studied Fine Art at both Louisburg College and East Carolina University. Then, due to his love for comics, continued to pursue his art career at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. He definitely has a wonderful talent that shines in this book!
"Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope" is a cute story about a young veterinarian who uses his "special" stethoscope to help diagnose and treat his animal patients. He reassures them that they are perfect just the way that they are and in turn...they leave him feeling happy and content.
What is also very nice about this book is the fact that it has a "Dr. Jim's Word Corner", which is like a small glossary of terms that are found in the book. So if you have a little reader, they can reference the back of the book if they do not know what a certain word means.


So, in my opinion..."Dr Jim & The Special Stethoscope" is an adorable book. Full of colorful and fun illustrations, it will please any child. I love the concept behind the story and really think that it is great to teach our children how to love their pets.

Scott has offered to give away an autographed copy of "Dr Jim & The Special Stethoscope" to one of you! This will make a little person VERY happy! Here are your entry options...

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope and tell me what you like best in the picture at the bottom of the page. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents (except Hawaii and Alaska) and will end 4/7 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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4. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive "Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope" for review purposes. All quotes are from the Dr. Jim & The Special Stethoscope website and email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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46 comments

  1. The penguins ~ our 5 yr old loves penguins and he is the one who would be enjoying this book if I win. Thanks for the chance

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  2. I am a GFC follower

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  3. I follow you on Twitter (@TheJohnsFamily)

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  4. I love books! I like the turtle trying to get the rabbit's carrot. And I like the momma bird about to feed her babies.
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  5. i LOVE the story the picture tells! dr jim reminds me of me, with his somewhat chagrined, but self satisfied smile. we live in a rural area and have ALOT of critters....from chickens and geese to snakes and lizards as pets. this could be a scene in my life (except for the bears, giraffes and penguins) on any given day lol

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  8. tweeted!

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  9. I like that the rabbit is watching the turtle trying to get his carrots but doesn't realize the cow is eying the one in his "hand" as well.

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  11. It seems like a great book..My favorite one is the pig...he looks so funny, but my daughter loves the cow (she says is her favorite!). She is 2 1/2 and loves to receive books, too.
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  13. #1 Here's my post about the giveaway!
    http://pinkyslearningworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/dr-jim-special-stethoscope-book.html
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  14. #2 Here's my post about the giveaway!
    http://pinkyslearningworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/dr-jim-special-stethoscope-book.html
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  15. #3 Here's my post about the giveaway!
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  16. #4 Here's my post about the giveaway!
    http://pinkyslearningworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/dr-jim-special-stethoscope-book.html
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  17. #5 Here's my post about the giveaway!
    http://pinkyslearningworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/dr-jim-special-stethoscope-book.html
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  18. I like the pigs expression and the duck pulling on the pigs ear!
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  21. I like the giraffe. What a cutie!

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  22. I like the drawing of Jim, who looks like my son Jim, a Medical student , stethoscope and all!

    This would be a perfect gift for a little girl in our family, Jim's little niece!

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  23. I LOVE the look on the pig's face... lol

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  25. 1 i posted your giveaway on my blog

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  26. 2 i posted your giveaway on my blog

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  27. 3 i posted your giveaway on my blog

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  28. 4 i posted your giveaway on my blog

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  29. 5 i posted your giveaway on my blog

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  30. Graphics are awesome!! Love the Fox since that is my maiden name! :)

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  32. We love the penguins! taleah AT roknor DOT com

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  34. I like the expression on the pigs face the best. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  36. I like the cobalt blue shirt that Dr. Jim is wearing!

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  37. I like that the moo is trying to take the bunnies carrot!
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  40. tweeted!

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  41. i like that the pig has a dug on his head and another one pulling his ear
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  42. I follow via gfc
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  43. I liked the penguins in the picture.
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  44. I follow you on twitter @pridelandmama
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  45. The funny bunny.
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