|Dream! And let your imagination run wild with Mocha The Real Doctor. Mocha resides in Dr. Susan's animal clinic and sleeps by day. But wait! When the staff goes home, it's time for Mocha to make her rounds … and in Mocha's case the rounds are serious business as she calls on a variety of hurting animals that are left overnight to convalesce.
Mocha gently sings, purrs and coaxes patients to health: the turtle who won't come out of his shell, small kittens so tiny their eyes are still closed, a white rabbit with a sore foot. All these receive healing care from Dr. Mocha. Dr. Mocha's gravest challenge is saved for last, a goldfish that has forgotten how to swim and is floating on top of the water. Tempted to eat the helpless fish, Mocha remembers her true calling and goes about saving the goldfish. Children will be enthralled with Mocha and her exploits as the real doctor that resides at Dr. Susan's clinic. And when morning comes, once again the staff returns to find Mocha only sleeping, as usual. Little do they know!
JANE ROBERTS WOOD received the Texas Institute of Letters Award in 1998 and is a novelist known for her tender touch and wry sense of humor. Author of the classic Texas trilogy The Train to Estelline, A Place Called Sweet Shrub and Dance a Little Longer, her novel of 2001, Grace, has been called "a genuine Texas treasure." She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Illustrator Mary Haverfield's art has appeared in numerous children's books, as well advertisements, magazines and television programs, including The Barney Show. She also lives in Dallas.