Molly is worried. It's time for her doctor visit and she doesn't want to go. She likes Dr. Ryan. She just doesn't like shots! But with the help of her imagination, Molly finds her courageous inner lion right when she needs it the most.

For parents, a note by psychologist and author Jane Annunziata offers advice and tips for encouraging their own little lion to feel comfortable and brave with routine checkups, sick visits, shots, and other medical procedures.

About the Author
Howard J. Bennett, MD, practices pediatrics in Washington, D.C. and lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He is the author of a self-help book written for children and parents titled, Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting. Dr. Bennett is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the Community Advisory Staff at the Children's National Medical Center. He maintains a web site where he posts bedwetting related information.
About the Illustrator
M.S. (Michael) Weber is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. His illustrations have been featured in several children's magazines and online at. "I look upon children as a new frontier," he says, "because if children are well influenced through their parents, education, and literature, the chances of our world becoming a better place will improve. This is why I illustrate children's stories." He lives in Chicago with his wife, stepdaughter, and lots of love sponges (aka cats).
Reviews & Awards
  • iParenting Media Award Winner!
  • Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family 2008