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Scary science is introduced with humor-laced facts in this new nonfiction picture book series from a prolific, award-winning children’s book author, starting with our tiniest invader—the common cold virus, and its more frightening relatives!
How does a virus make us sick? How does it spread? And what can people do to beat them?
Hi, I'm Virus! And I'm here to answer all these questions and more!
In friendly, simple text, the most "common" virus, rhinovirus (the common cold), explains how viruses work and spread. With funny, engaging, and informative illustrations, this is the perfect way to explain viruses to young children who have questions in the wake of a pandemic. The nonthreatening common cold walks readers through the basics of viruses, and then features past viruses we have defeated, as well as introducing COVID-19.
The start of a new series designed to make scary science more approachable, Science Buddies is here to explain the world to curious young minds!
About the Author
Bridget Heos is the author of more than 100 children's fiction and nonfiction books, including the Children's Choice Award-winning Mustache Baby series and Treemendous. She visits schools around the country to get kids excited about reading and writing. In quieter moments, she enjoys finding nature in the city with her kids. Visit her at authorbridgetheos.com.
Mike Ciccotello is the author/illustrator of the picture books Twins and Beach Toys vs. School Supplies, as well as the illustrator of Treemendous by Bridget Heos. He lives with his wife and twin boys by the beach in New Jersey. Visit him at ciccotello.com.
"A promising series starter that’s sure to engage and educate on a timely subject." - PW
"[An] accessible and timely introduction to viruses, our immune system, and the benefits of vaccines." - The Horn Book
"This quick read is a great introduction to viruses ... it’s first-class science served up accessibly." - SLJ
"A steady flow of specific information and general reassurance." - Kirkus