Sofia wants to care for all the animals in the world. But Mom does not think Sofia is ready for the responsibility of even one pet. Ready or not, when a hungry and sick-looking cat appears at the family’s back doorstep, Sofia takes action. When Sofia is found feeding the cat, Mom gives in and agrees that a trip to the vet will tell them if the cat is healthy and not someone’s lost pet. As the veterinarian introduces Sofia and readers to the important and wide-ranging work of animal doctors, Sofia learns how she might help all kinds of animals, including a little stray cat!
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Many children who love animals often find themselves desiring to be a Vet. This book is for those kids to point them in the right direction and give them some more info on what exactly that means.
I have mixed emotions about this book. It is very informative about the different types of veterinarians and I loved all of the animals facts that were found throughout the story. Even the personal story of Sophia is a nice touch, but I found that story to be very poorly written. The sentences just didn’t flow right and I didn’t care for how the mother of story was portrayed as a mother who “always said no and meant it!”. For kids this age, their parents should not be described negatively because that broods into disrespect.
Sophia had a pouty attitude throughout the story and though the mother finally explained why Sophia could not have a pet do to the responsibility one requires, it was done harshly and a little late. The mother should have explained this to her daughter in the beginning.
Had the above been the only thing I disliked, I would have still given this book 4 stars, but, in the facts about describing dogs, this book portrays its evolutionary belief; saying that the dog evolved from the wolf some thirty-million years ago. I, being a firm Creationist, obviously disagree to the dates and therefore take another star away from the book due to my beliefs.
This gives the final rating to be 3 out of 5 stars and though I do not recommend it for its entirety, it does have excellent facts about being a vet and children can learn from it in certain areas.