Retired Nurse Pens Delightful Animated Story To Help Alleviate The Fear of a Child’s Impending Hospital Visit

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Xulon Press presents juvenile fiction to ease a youngster’s fear of hospitals

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I wrote this book to reassure children about the hospital.

Author Jill Cook shows young readers ages 3 to 6, what happens during a hospital visit in Buddy Brown Goes To The Hospital ($14.99, paperback, 9781662832727; $26.99, hardcover, 9781662832734; $5.99, e-book, 9781662832741).

Through the eyes of an adorable teddy bear named Buddy Brown, Cook cleverly spins a scary trip to the hospital into an understanding that a hospital is a place filled with compassion. Buddy is transported to the hospital by ambulance after an unfortunate skiing mishap. Throughout his hospital journey, young readers will witness the kind and helpful treatment that Buddy receives from doctors, nurses and x-ray technicians. Cook’s animated story aims to remove some of a child’s fears of the unfamiliarity surrounding a hospital.

“I wrote this book to reassure children about the hospital,” said Cook.

Jill Cook is a retired nurse who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is a mom of two grown children and a wife to Brian. She enjoys gardening and travelling and being a host at her Christian retreat.

Cook expanded the “Buddy Brown” character in her book to real life encouragement. Get well cards are sent from this kind-hearted fictional teddy bear to children in the hospital. To learn more about this incredible mission, parents can contact Buddy at or follow Buddy’s weekly adventures on his Facebook group, “Friends of Buddy Brown” or on Instagram.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Buddy Brown Goes To The Hospital is available online through,, and

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