Thank You, Dr. Bear

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Thank You, Dr. Bear
Author: Eiko Kadono
Illustrator: Mako Taruishi
Specifications: ISBN  978-4834012415
32 pages
20.0 x 27.0 cm / 7.9 x 10.6 in (WxH)
Category: Children & YA
Ages: 3+
Publisher: Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.
Tokyo, 1989
Translations: French, Korean
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France French L'Ecole des loisirs Docteur ours 978-2211012232
South Korea Korean ????? ???????? 978-8970942223
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Just when Ken is really excited about going fishing with his cousin the following day, he gets a cough and his temperature starts rising. Worried that he might not be allowed to go fishing after all, he insists that he's not sick, but his mother knows better and sends him off to bed. To Ken's considerable surprise, a great big bear wearing a white coat and carrying a doctor's bag shows up. When Ken complains about his cough, Dr. Bear teaches him a special bear-style method of gargling and tells him to do it three times. After the doctor leaves, Ken does as instructed, and his cough magically goes away. But he still has a fever. Dr. Bear shows up again, and this time he gives Ken's forehead a lick with his giant tongue. Amazingly, Ken's temperature goes down to normal. Later, Ken's chest is still wheezing. Dr. Bear comes again, rolls him up in a comforter, and breathes into the bundle . . .

Thanks to Dr. Bear's unusual treatments, Ken gets better, and it appears that he'll get to go fishing after all.