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Moe and Malaya Visit the Nurse

by Odile Nelson
illustrated by Peggy Collins

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native canadian, business, careers, occupations
list price: $14.95
published: 2010
publisher: Inhabit Media
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
5 to 7
Reading age:
4 to 8
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Moe and Malaya Visit the Nurse

Moe wants to play with his cousin Malaya, but Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. Moe decides to tag along with Malaya and her dad and discovers that boys can be nurses, too. Moe and Malaya learn that nurses do a lot of cool things and Moe decides he’d like to be a nurse one day. Written in both English and Inuktitut.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses' office.

Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya. But before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit is going to be a funfilled learning experience with Moe coming along.

What does a nurse do?

Can you become a nurse?

What do they do with all their crazy tools?

With a keen eye for what captivates young readers, this book will teach curious children about nurses and their strange instruments, including that funny looking necklace, the stethoscope. On their visit the children learn about the unique career options nursing has to offer. While joining Moe and Malaya on their visit, children will learn how cool nursing can be and how they can become a nurse too!

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Odile Nelson

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Peggy Collins

Peggy Collins is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to her name, including Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, In the Snow, and In the Garden. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math, Indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario with her two children.

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