The story of a real-life superhero; Doc Like Mommy is a new children’s book showcasing a working mother with a daughter who worships the ground she walks on. This book has it all; a strong role model, a strong bond between mother and daughter; all through a beautifully written rhyming picture book.
Doc Like Mommy is the first book I have read in a while that celebrated a strong “working mother”. Working mothers often get painted in a negative light, are given a supporting role, or just non-existant. I was so overjoyed to see that this was not the case in Doc Like Mommy. The work-life balance will always be a struggle, however author Dr. Crystal Bowe wove in the positive aspects of being a working mother beautifully.
Doc Like Mommy Book Review
When you ask young children the question “what do you want to be when you grow up”, you expect to hear a host of hilarious as well as creative answers. I love seeing a book illustrate how this little girl sees the value in her mother’s job, so much so that she too wants to become a doctor. Having strong female role models is a huge part of raising strong girls who are able to articulate their dreams into realized accomplishments.
As you read the uplifting rhyming text and illustrations, the theme of strength is clear. I see the mother raising her daughter to not only fearlessly conquer her dreams, but to be resilient. I have definitely add this to my list of wonderful diverse books for strong girls.
Recommended for ages 2-5.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
More about the Author
Dr. Crystal Bowe is a dedicated board certified family physician as well as bilingual. She went to school at East Carolina University and now gives back to the community with her practice there.
Dr. Bowe is accomplishing her goals and dreams in the world of medicine, and she is modeling to her 2 children that women can have it all. Her lovely book was inspired by her kids to see a diverse and inclusive world where books are windows into the world.
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