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Appendicitis: One Angry Worm


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Appendicitis: One Angry Worm follows an elementary school child and her successful ‘battle’ against Appendicitis. Appendicitis, or an infected appendix, is depicted as an ‘angry worm’ to help younger readers and their friends and family better understand the condition, helping to ease their fear and worry. The story describes the child’s journey in easy to understand language and vibrant illustration from the onset of symptoms, to diagnosis, to surgical treatment.

The book guides patients and caregivers through the typical hospital experience, to improve understanding of what may follow a diagnosis of appendicitis, making their experience less scary. The end of the book contains a ‘Facts’ section with important information and answers to commonly asked questions, as well as what to expect before and after surgery, to supplement conversations with doctors. A glossary of ‘Doctor’s Words’ is also included to provide helpful definitions of relevant medical terms in plain language.

Through science and colorful illustration, this book not only aims to empower patients and their families but is also an enjoyable and educational gift for kids who are curious to learn more about the fascinating world of medicine.

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