The children's book You're Only Old Once!, by Dr. Seuss, gives a comical view about going to the doctor's office. This story follows an old man that starts his journey in the waiting room as he reads a National Geographic. Once he gets called back to see the doctor, he finds himself being tested form many things. At one point he is given both an eyesight and solvency test. The further the book goes, the more stressed out the character gets. Every time that he gets called back, they run another test. There is one part that says "When at last we are sure you've been properly pilled, then a few paper forms must be properly filled so that you and your heirs may be properly billed (pg. 35)." You will have to read the rest of the story to find out what happens to the poor old man.
This is just another great children's book that is written by Dr. Seuss. This book is meant for the older students. At the Vale Elementary library, it is listed at a fifth grade reading level. I could use this book as something that would be in my classroom library. The fact that it includes the funny looking machines, and a slight fear of the unknown of a doctor's office, will really give the students something to relate to. Every machine that is listed is made up, and all of the characters names goes with whatever their job is. This will keep the students really entertained. I found myself laughing out loud while reading this, so I know that many students will do the same. I highly recommend this story!