PLEASE NOTE ... Whilst not published until 13th April 2020 this book is free to read and download here though the publishers, Nosy Crow, would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to do so, to make a donation to NHS Charities Together which amongst other things aims to support staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients at https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk ,
Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life.
With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing.
- Amazon UK Blurb
MY THOUGHTS ... As you may well know I don't as a rule do online reading but given as it is available free to charge for anyone to read on screen or print out (though donations as mentioned above are most welcome) I had Mr T print me off a copy.
• What is the coronavirus?• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
Currently a time when the world can seem a scary place and not just to us adults.
This carefully worded book explaining the Coronavirus to primary aged school children is a wonderful resource that answers the above questions in a way that is easily understood.
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler (who many of you will recognise as the illustrator of many children's books including, amongst others, Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo) and with input from a Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling and a NHS Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Neurodevelopment to say nothing of the head teachers of several primary schools. Not only does Coronavirus: A Book for Children offer some explanations as to just what this virus is and how it spreads etc, it's also quite empowering in so much as it offers some ways as to how children might be of help ... something that can be of great importance and, yes, comfort to children who are feeling powerless.
SUMMED UP IN A SENTENCE ... An invaluable resource; perfect for those unsure as how to answer young children's questions about the Coronavirus.