The Adventures of Taz and His Trip to the Hospital is a picture book created to gently introduce children to a stay at the hospital. This book tells a story of friendship and healing with vibrant water color illustrations coupled with 796 words of text. Taz the Pug, and his buddy Benji the Bulldog, like so many dogs, meet at the dog park every day to play. Yet, one day, Taz doesn’t come to play. Suddenly, he has to take his first trip to the hospital. This story is set in a local beach town where the idea for the book was formulated and is told through the eyes and hearts of beloved pets.
This book investigates a first visit to the hospital through the eyes of a cuddly Pug. It provides introductory information about what happens in a hospital. Many children face a variety of healthcare challenges. This book invites children to follow Taz inside the hospital and meet all the animals that help and care for him along the way. With the help from his medical team, his family, and his friends, Taz learns about hope, friendship, and healing in his journey to wellness.