• Texas Bluebonnet Award 2019-2020 Third Place
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Kirkus Star & Kirkus ‘Best of 2018’ List


"Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story about the inspiration and inventor of that essential staple of home first aid." - Kirkus


“The splendid illustrations include historical details that evoke a distinct sense of time and place. VERDICT-  A funny and illuminating nonfiction entry that will hold particular appeal for aspiring inventors and future medical professional” - School Library Journal


‘Hard work and patience were crucial. Wittenstein’s skillful storytelling makes this a fun and compelling read, and Hsu’s illustrations capture the look and feel of the era. With back matter that fleshes out the story and lists other medical inventions of the time, this book is appropriate for a variety of ages.”- Young Children


Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
Distributed by Penguin Random House











© Chris Hsu 2020