Top critical review
3.0 out of 5 starsCute but 2 drawbacks
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 4, 2019
My daughter loves the original Corduroy book, so I was excited to find this and pair it alongside of a toy Doctor Kit. This book and the kit were wrapped together as a Christmas present for my 22 month old.
My daughter enjoys it, so that's a win. In fact, that is probably all that should really matter. She had fun recognizing Corduroy and giggled when she realized she had all of the doctor tools, too.
The book itself is super short, but the real reasons I knocked off 2 stars are due to two things in the story:
1. The doctor scolds Corduroy for eating too many cookies when he steps onto the scale. I didn't particularly like that. I wish that part had been completely omitted. Instead of including the negative statement, it would have been more helpful for the doctor to remind Corduroy to eat his fruits and vegetables! Something positive instead, and not related to pounds on a scale.
2. At the end of the book, Corduroy receives a balloon and a button. Not sure about your doctor's office, but at ours, that kind of reward isn't given out post shots. I'm a little nervous that my daughter might expect this when we have our next vaccination appointment. Yikes!