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World Book Day: what children books have a doctor in them please?

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RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 11:43:08

Scientists real or fictional is the theme. DS2 wants to be a doctor. I have a white coat and stethoscope set anyway. He is only 5 so he probably won't be asked who he is but I'd like to at least vaguely link it to an actual book character. Dh says I'm not allowed to send him as Dr Frankenstein and I'd rather avoid 'random mad professor' as I suspect at least half the school will do that because the costume is easy.

StealthPolarBear Sun 18-Feb-18 11:43:44

Zog! You just need a dragon

StealthPolarBear Sun 18-Feb-18 11:45:32

Or erm... This is difficult

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 11:45:51

Haha! Brilliant but that means I have to buy a costume. I can live with that though.

StealthPolarBear Sun 18-Feb-18 11:46:25

Why, will you be the dragon? ;)

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 11:47:26

I know it is isn't it? I think that's why they said real or fictional. Ds1 is going as Tim Peake. There will be many Einstein's I guess. I wanted to avoid the obvious though.

Lucked Sun 18-Feb-18 11:48:06

Dr Dolittle is a vet but you could have stuffed animals peeking out the pockets.

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 11:49:09

No! (Well yes, I am a bit dragony on the school run) but I meant we don't have a dragon costume and I'm crap at crafts so I will have to spend money on a new costume.

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 11:49:47

Dr Dolittle is a good idea. I could fudge that.

PrivateParkin Sun 18-Feb-18 11:50:48

Baby Brains?! The baby becomes a doctor... But I realise your DS might not like the baby reference!

NoNoCharlieRascal Sun 18-Feb-18 11:52:26

Draw a question mark on his white coat and say he is Dr Who grin

There are loads of books out there about Drs from Topsy and Tim to Elmo. Look at 'people who help us' books.

Girlundercover Sun 18-Feb-18 11:57:46

Zog is a good idea, you don’t need a dragon costume?? Just a toy dragon/ dinosaur whatever.

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 12:00:25

I could dress him all in green I suppose, add some pointy ears and teeth to a cap and borrow some wings from somewhere. Put the white coat on as well?We don't own a toy dragon.

VandelayIndustries Sun 18-Feb-18 12:01:31

Ask around your friends to see if anyone gas a toy dragon. Or see if another child wants to be the dragon. Or print out a dragon picture and stick it on the Doctor costume.

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 12:01:42

Generic Dr is the fall back, nono. I can't in all conscience do Dr Who. As bad as Frankenstein.

StealthPolarBear Sun 18-Feb-18 12:02:24

What would that be, sorry
And I'm not sure the doc in zog ever wore a white coat, I'll have to dig it out. I think it was just the wish!

HappydaysArehere Sun 18-Feb-18 12:02:37

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester or the doctor in Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick,sick, so she called for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick......I expect he would be hearing the Miss Polly one at school or nursery. Good luck.

BevBrook Sun 18-Feb-18 12:03:10

Someone had the same problem ten years ago!
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/childrens_books/489534-doctors-in-children-s-literature-are-there-any-need-a

SellFridges Sun 18-Feb-18 12:06:55

I wouldn’t anticipate many Dr’s/Einsteins. It’s mainly Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, Superheroes and (by the time they get to Juniors) any excuse to wear their own clothes.

2anddone Sun 18-Feb-18 12:07:01

How about this book? Or Dr Brown Bear from Peppa Pig

SellFridges Sun 18-Feb-18 12:07:17

Oh, and Roald Dahl characters.

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 12:09:46

Sellfridges the school theme is scientists real or fictional. They have a whole science week leading up to the day

RatOnnaStick Sun 18-Feb-18 12:10:32

Ds 1 is going as Tim Peake.

SellFridges Sun 18-Feb-18 12:45:47

Doh! Missed that! I would therefore expect a load of Dpc McStuffins and Dr Who’s.

TeaforTiger Sun 18-Feb-18 12:48:42

Izzy Gizmo!

She's an inventor and saves a bird by making him some new wings.

It's a lovely book.

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