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

Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, this approachable and timely audiobook helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged five to 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.

©2020 Nosy Crow Ltd (P)2020 Nosy Crow Ltd

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Wonderful book for young kids. Thank you.

Great quality book for young kids. We all enjoyed a lot. Message is very clear and catchy. My children age seven and five loved it. 😊

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Just amazing!! Well explained for children!!!

Wow!!! It explains it in such an understandable way for children and would definitely recommend it to everyone!! It makes you feel for calm and relaxed about the Caronavirus by telling you about it and what you can do!!! Hope you enjoy!!!

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  • Lady Stone Heart
  • 21-05-20

Informative and honest in a non-scary way.

The author does an amazing job informing at a level kids understand. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful project!

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  • Nathan Nicol
  • 12-05-20

Really educating for young people

I loved this book it taught me so much about how to stay safe and keep others safe from covid-19!

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  • ArunPower
  • 03-05-20

Great job!

My 8 year old son said it was both informative and enjoyable. Hats off to everyone involved!

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  • VfromCA
  • 29-04-20

Excellent for our kids to understand the pandemic

I listened together with my 9 years old boy. He enjoyed it a lot and I realized he had lots of questions about the pandemic. We paused and talked about them. The book explains beautifully every aspect of the times we are living. I really recommend it.

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  • leeohee
  • 14-07-20

Excellent item

Well read and fabulous content! We enjoyed listening as a family & appreciate whoever created this resource.

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  • Darling Nikki
  • 30-06-20

facts over fear

My son who is on the autism spectrum is very worried about getting sick. He learns best from social stories, but I have had trouble finding a good book about it. Most talk down to the kids or oversimplify it. Others end up being a little ableist which is a problem for an autistic kid with a wheelchair user mommy. This did a great job of explaining viruses in general, antibodies, social distancing, and the importance of vaccines. It does explaining that healthy people are likely to recover, but it's important for them to do their part to protect the more vulnerable people. It doesn't gloss over the mental and emotional struggles of staying at home, but again, it gives them ideas on how to help instead of making them feel powerless. It warms my cold, black heart that this was made for and available for free. We will get through this, but we need to work together.

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  • N Ricketts
  • 18-06-20

Air Hugs for this book

Great book that explains what is going on in the world with the current pandemic. The book breaks down germs, vaccines, those affected, why schools are closed, why kids aren't able to see family members, what they can do to protect themselves, help around the house and talk to parents if they are feeling sad. Our 3 yr old and 6 yr old both listened intently and were able to share what they learned.

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  • Joel
  • 14-11-20

great for all

truly appreciated this. my children learned plenty from this book regarding covid 19. Thank you.

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  • sc_914
  • 29-09-20

Good read for children during time of a pandemic.

As a new audible subscriber, I just came across this book. I feel the book gives a thorough explanation of coronavirus at the level for my 5 year old to better understand. The only thing that might have been additionally helpful would be touching on the subject of why some children might be starting school in class and while others might still be home, as I am homeschooling my son. Same for wearing a mask, why we wear a mask and why they may see others choosing not to wear one. I do realize with the timing of this book being released schools were closed and perhaps not as divided, along with the issue of not being controversial of course. Overall, again and especially with the ongoing pandemic I found this to be a good read for young children.