New Type of Children’s Book DareBone’s Big Break Enlightens Young Readers and Parents with Medically Accurate Tale of Common Childhood Injury
Surgeon Turned Author Puts New Spin on Story of Young Boy’s Broken Bone and
Makes Science and Biology “Cool” for Kids
Brookline, Mass., Sept. 27, 2013 – Today, SDP Publishing Solutions
announced the release of a new type of children’s book, DareBone’s Big Break,
the story of a young boy who learns what to expect after he breaks a bone on
see this type of injury all too often in my medical practice,” says Dr. Gleeson
Rebello, author and pediatric orthopedic surgeon from Harvard Medical School. “DareBone’s
Big Break helps kids and their parents understand what happens if
and when this type of injury occurs. It takes the ‘scary’ out of the
process by educating with humor, while making science and biology cool for kids
by not talking down to them. The aim of writing this book is to raise the bar
in terms of how we explain everyday medical practice to a generation of
children that are smarter than we were.”
DareBone’s Big Break is a fun
picture book that is written in rhyme and embraces a scenario all too common
for many families with young children. It incorporates medical terminology in a
way that kids can understand, allowing them to learn about their bones and how
they are treated following injury.
This is the first in a series of books by
Dr. Rebello and co-author Jamie Harisiades to combine entertaining rhyme with
accurate medical information aimed at educating readers and parents about common childhood
conditions, such as allergies, autism, asthma and obesity.
more about DareBone’s Big Break, please visit http://www.darebonesbigbreak.com/. The book is available now in print and ebook formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and SDP Publishing. Find DareBone’s Big Break on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Darebone.
About the Authors
Gleeson Rebello, M.D., is on staff in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and has been a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School since 2008. He has trained extensively in India and in the U.S. and has vast experience in treating various childhood injuries and other pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Harisiades is a New
Hampshire native, Boston transplant, Middlebury College graduate and aspiring
physician. She currently works in Breast Oncology Clinical Research at
Massachusetts General Hospital and plans to attend medical school in the near