Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jake's Kindergarten Checkup By Dr. Chrystal de Freitas Review

Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup

Jake welcomes his Kindergarten Checkup with Dr. Dee but fears the necessary inevitable shots.  His tag-along sister Chloe increases his fear at each step of the exam until her surprising empathy helps Jake muster the courage to complete the checkup.  The two head home, Jake Kindergarten-bound, both duly-rewarded.
Included: easy-to-understand explanations of a checkup elements and the accompanying medical tools and Tips for Parents – Preparing for Your Child’s Well Child Checkup and Vaccines.  

About the Author 

Dr. Chrystal de Freitas is an author, mother, and pediatrician with a special interest in health education. While Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup is her first picture book, she has authored several other well received books and educational material in her field.

A pediatrician for over 34 years, Dr. de Freitas is the founder of Carmel Valley Pediatrics. She is also the President of Healthy Chats®, which provides health education seminars to parents and their pre­teen children in the community at the local hospitals and online. Among her honors and achievements, she has been selected by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine as one of the area’s top doctors. Dr. de Freitas lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, Dr. Jeff Bonadio. They have three adult children.

Learn more about Dr. de Freitas and Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup at and connect with the author onFacebook and Twitter.

Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup can be purchased from, Amazon and

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A great short and to the point book that can help your child overcome the willies of going to the doctor.  The illustrations help the story to really come to life and I was able to have an open discussion as well which was really great.  I think this book is good for any child that is not quite ready as it will make them feel at ease and less anxious.  

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