I Don't Want to Go to the Hospital!

From the Series Little Princess

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The Little Princess doesn’t want to go to the hospital, and she does everything she can to avoid it. But when she is finally forced to go, she finds that she really rather likes it. Why? Because they treat her like a princess there!

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV015020, JUV039050, JUV034000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156637
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He has been named the best-selling illustrator in the UK three years in a row. He lives in Macclesfield, England.


Library Media Connection

“This is sure to be a big hit with young readers….The colorful illustrations are humorous, young children will love reading about the Little Princess.” —Library Media Connection


“Hospitals made not so scary.” —Booklist Online

School Library Journal

“The large, expressive watercolors have lots of amusing detail, like the cat having a fish dinner on the roof….Sure to be popular with fans of the series.” —School Library Journal


Ross’s popular little princess with the yellow crown needs to go to the hospital to have a lump removed from her nose. This look at a hospital stay will comfort any child facing the same fate, yet it avoids being purposeful or didactic due to the humorous tone. The watercolor cartoon illustrations, framed and set on white backgrounds with just one sentence per page, make this appropriate for both group sharing and one-on-one. Libraries may want to purchase if the other books in the series are popular (I Want to Win, 2012; I Want a Party! 2011, etc.). First published in Great Britain in 2000.