Coronavirus, a book for children from Nosy Crow

9th April 2020 Blog

With the current Government guidelines to stay at home, it can be tricky to explain this to some adopted children – who may already be anxious and confused by the new rules and routine. So we’ve picked up a new information book especially for children aged 5 – 9 years old, from publishers Nosy Crow. Written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book is informative and easy to read to youngsters. It simply answers some key questions on Coronavirus and helps put young minds at ease. It asks questions like, what is the coronavirus and how do you catch it? It explains why some places are closed? and asks, what’s going to happen next? Please download the book here.

Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, said:

“We were very aware that many parents and carers are struggling to explain the current extraordinary situation to children, many of whom are frightened and confused. 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. We asked Axel Scheffler, whose work is so familiar and so loved, to illustrate it. He was happy to do it, and did it extraordinarily quickly.”

Nosy Crow wanted to make sure that the book was accessible to every child and family and have offered it totally free of charge to anyone who wants to read it. However, they have suggested, at the back of the book, that families might make a donation to help our health service if they find the book useful: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/.

You can find out more about Nosy Crow and their Coronavirus book here.

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