Discover strange "cures" for everyday maladies!
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.
On a near daily basis, people face coughs, colds, sore throats, wounds, stomachaches, fevers, and headaches. In I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures, cures are explored to see which actually "helps." For each malady, three strange cures are questioned and then explored further, with the results of either "yes," "no," or "maybe." The results are briefly explained.
Older children will find great delight in learning about the wild "cures" used with common every-day maladies. Being that the book is broken down into category, this makes for a fun, light-hearted read that can be read a few pages at a time without feeling the need to finish it all in one sitting (making it ideal for children who are antsy and less interested in reading for a great deal of time). The book is actually super fun and factual!
- In their summer journal, have your child make up a "strange cure." Allow them to choose a malady of their own, or provide them with one of the following - loose tooth, stubbed toe, bee sting, mosquito bite, or splinter. Encourage and praise their creativity - this is what instills a love of and creativity when writing!
If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to Amazon.com. I am an Amazon Affiliate, so any purchases you make after clicking these images will result in my receiving a small percentage of the sale price!