Children’s Picture Book Review: Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Elizabeth Jenner
Kate Wilson
Nia Roberts
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Consultant: Graham Medley
Published:  April 13, 2020
26 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
Date Read: April 17, 2020

Book Description:

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it?

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.

Jessica’s Review:

Our lives have all been affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and things are still constantly changing worldwide. Besides adults having questions, your young children might also have questions, but don’t know how to ask or how to express feelings they might be having. 

Nosy Crow publisher has released this children’s picture book for FREE.  This book is aimed for children ages 5-9, but can be helpful to those that are older as well. 

Given in simple language, this children’s book explains the Coronavirus/COVID-19, what is going on in our world with all the closures, and the process to getting a vaccine.  This book helps children to understand what they need to do (stay home, wash hands) and that eventually we WILL get through this.

The illustrations are wonderful as they showcase a variety of people (various ethnicities, disabilities, ages, and appearance). These illustrations help to show that Coronavirus/COVID-19 affects everyone.

Bravo to the publisher Nosy Crow for having this children’s book created and made FREE to everyone.  You can get your free copy at their site hereThere are several ways at the link where you can get this FREE book.

This is a children’s book that is 100% recommended especially during this time of unknown in our world.