on 11 December 2009
I have read this book and the follow-up - Firefighter Ted - dozens of times over now, and they never fail to make me and my kids (2 & 4) laugh. Both deserve to become picture book classics. Buy them now, you will not be disappointed.
on 29 January 2016
There's nothing like a good children's story and this is nothing like a good children's story, believe me. Age inappropriate, using words such as gingivitus, full-body cast,transplant. There is just too much explaining to do rather than read. The 'ted' seems keener on insulting the 'patients' and the adults seem to be unusually stern and stony-faced. It is far too wordy too, like the author didn't understand little kids of 2+. Tries to inject (sorry for the pun) but by this point you're so bored you don't read out the full story and end up cutting it short. My 4 year old git bored once a few big words appeared.