Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Dimensions: 23.0 x 15.0 centimeters
First Sentence: "Grug was showing Cara how he could swing on a rope....."
Grug is a fictional character who stars in his own educational series. He is a little bush creature who explores the world around him. Each book deals with an issue or task like swimming, going to the zoo, or dancing.
In this adventure Grug falls and has to go to hospital. There he gets to play games, do drawings, and walk on crutches.
It is a basic story which helps children understand going to hospital is not a scary thing. It shows that hospital can be a good place where you go to get better.
The story is simple and the words are in a large font, this would make a good early reader book for young children.
The Grug series is a popular and charming Australian children book series (celebrating 20 years!). My 8 month old enjoyed looking at the pictures which are also simple but colourful.