Coronavirus – a book for children
Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts
A FREE digital information book for primary school age children has been produced to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way, and aims to both inform and reassure. The book is published by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Axel has illustrated many wonderful children’s picture books including the very popular children’s story, The Gruffalo.
The text in Coronavirus had expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and also two headteachers and a child psychologist. You can find out more, download and read the book by clinking the link.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• 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?