Tom’s MRI Space Adventure

by Leslie Kumer Ed.D & Illustrated by Heather MacFarlane



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480861695
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480861688

About the Book

Tom wasn’t wearing his helmet when he fell off his bike and hit his head. He had to go to the hospital. The doctor tells Tom he is going to have a test called an MRI, like an x-ray, he explains. The MRI takes pictures of the body to see what’s going on inside. Tom is afraid, but the doctor tells him to pretend he’s an astronaut about to take off on an important mission to Mars.

Tom’s MRI Space Adventure helps childen have a positive experience by explaining the MRI procedure in child-friendly language.

Praise for

Tom’s MRI Space Adventure

Great story! This will alleviate every child’s (and adult’s) fear of an MRI. Required reading for all junior astronauts before an MRI.

—Dr. Richard Meltzer, New Jersey

Fabulous story, an imaginative way to introduce children and alleviate the anxiety associated with what is becoming an all too frequent diagnostic procedure.

—Dr. Richard A. Salman, New Jersey

About the Author

Leslie Gail Kumer, Ed.D., earned a doctorate in early childhood literacy and curriculum from Nova Southeastern University. She is an adjunct professor at Georgian Court University, New Jersey. Kumer lives in New Jersey, with her husband, Irwin, and two daughters.

Heather MacFarlane earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of the Arts of Philadelphia and teaching certification in K-5 and special education from Georgian Court University. She illustrates and teaches art at an art studio.