Nutty to Meet You! (Dr. Peanut Book #1) by Alan Venable

Nutty to Meet You! (Dr. Peanut Book #1)
Alan Venable
One Monkey Books (2008)
ISBN 9780977708208
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)

 

“Nutty to Meet You!” is about a “Peanutrician” named Dr. Peanut, who is of course, a peanut.  He takes care of little peanuts and helps them to be healthy.  When he ventures out though he needs to be careful because there are a lot of “giants” (people) around and they eat peanuts!  He tries to disguise himself but one day he gets scooped up by humans and has to work to convince them not to eat him.

Cayden:  “A peanut that is a doctor?”

Max:  “Doctor.  Got a shot!”

Cayden:  “Yes, we went to the doctor and got our flu shots yesterday, but our doctor wasn’t a peanut.  I think the peanut doctors only take care of peanuts, not people.

Max:  “Hide in leaf!”

Max:  “Giants!  Roooaaarrr!!”

Cayden:  “Uh oh!  They got him!  I wonder if they are going to smash him up and make peanut butter!  We like peanut butter sandwiches.  I wonder if those kids do!”

Cayden:  “Dr. Peanut was pretty funny.  I never saw a doctor that looked like a peanut before.  I liked when he tried to hide and get away from squirrels and people.  My favorite part was when he dressed up like a mouse.”

Parent’s comments:
“Nutty to Meet You!” was a cute book that my boys thought was hilarious!  Since my boys are huge peanut butter lovers, Dr. Peanut is probably lucky that he didn’t encounter my two “giants” instead of the children in the book!  The book was very fun and playful and as this book is labeled as “Dr. Peanut Book #1” we look forward to reading more of the fine peanutrician’s adventures in the future!

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