Colleen Plebanek has heard it all through her 14-year career as a nurse in an elementary school clinic-the hilarious, the heartfelt, and the wise. Enjoy her compendium of quotes from kids who visited her office.
Inspired by Art Linkletter's Kids Say The Darndest Things book and TV show, Colleen kept a running tally of "Clinic Chatter" of her five- to twelve-year-old clinic visitors as a Clinic Health aide.
Nothing is off the table in the clinic. From the dreaded "Flu Season"-when the custodians were on standby and the clinic had the majority of its patients-to ordering the best "souvenirs" for the office, Colleen shares a detailed view of her tenure in the clinic.
Enter into the humorous, hectic, and entertaining world of the author's daily life that showcases the necessity of attentively listening to kids. The lesson Colleen learned-and that readers can gain-is how important listening is in building trust and improving communication for children.
Readers will laugh out loud as Colleen describes how her clinic visitors attempted to explain how their brain works, how to remember to spell words, or their general misconceptions of anatomy.
Featuring nearly a dozen full-color illustrations from real children the author helped treat, Go Into A Dark Closet And Eat Vegetables is the perfect coffee table book for teachers, parents, nurses, and others who enjoy the unforgettable moments coined by well-intentioned kiddos.