New Type of Children's Book "DareBone's Big Break" Enlightens Young Readers and Parents with Medically Accurate Tale of Common Childhood Injury

Top Quote Orthopedic Surgeon Turned Author Puts New Spin on Story of Young Boy's Broken Bone and Makes Science and Biology "Cool" for Kids. End Quote
    QuoteThis book aims to raise the bar in terms of how we explain everyday medical practice to a generation of children that are smarter than we were.Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) September 19, 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 the playground.

    "I 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.

    For more about "DareBone's Big Break," please visit 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

    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.

    Jamie 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 future.

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