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Nosy Crow's coronavirus book for kids is here

6/01/2020 5:30 PM
Nosy Crow's coronavirus book for kids is here

The team at Nosy Crow publishing has put together a digital children’s book about the coronavirus, hoping to make it an easier concept for children to wrap their heads around. With illustrations by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo), the book is written in a question-and-answer format that’s easy to follow and understand.

Although the book was written primarily by the Nosy Crow team, Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offered his services as a consultant to ensure all information was correct.

Two head teachers and a child psychologist also gave their advice in order to build a comprehensive and informative resource for kids aged five to nine-years-old.

The book is free of any charge in order to be accessible worldwide. However, families who find it helpful are encouraged to donate to health services to help during this time of need.

‘We are very aware that many parents and carers are struggling to explain the current extraordinary situation to children, many of whom are frightened and confused,’ said Kate Wilson, the Managing Director of Nosy Crow.

‘We thought that the best thing we could do would be to use our skills to produce a free book to explain and, where possible, reassure children,’ she added.

‘Helping children understand what is going on is an important step in helping them cope and making them part of the story – this is something that we are all going through …’ said Professor Medley.

‘This book puts children IN the picture rather than just watching it happen, and in a way that makes the scary parts easier to cope with.’

Download the book HERE. Happy reading!