"Dr Spot's Casebooks" is a series of simple stories for children aged 4-7. Each story is about a different animal character (for example Franklin, the Frog or Charlie, the Cheetah) and deals with a different medical or behavioural condition, for example measles or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In the books, Dr Spot the leopard doctor describes each condition in the context of the story and shows how it can be treated or handled. The stories are intended to be informative and reassuring, not only for children but also for parents/carers, for whom special parents' pages are included at the back of the books. These pages contain full information on symptoms, causes and action to be taken, including when to call in a doctor. In this title, Emma, the Elephant catches measles and it looks as though she's going to miss her star part in the play. But then the other members of the play catch measles as well, and the play is put off. Dr Spot helps Emma to get better again - and she's able to star in the play after all!
Jenny Leigh works in the healthcare communications business in London. She is a gifted story-teller and believes passionately in the power of stories to help children cope with illnesses and difficult social and personal issues.