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Book Review: Paula and the Pandemic by Dorothea Laurence

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Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: This book is about a little girl, Paula, who experiences the pandemic and not being able to do the things she loved. Her mommy tries to teach her patience through growing a sunflower from a little seed.

This book is intended to support parents who are having a hard time explaining the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing to their small children. It was written and illustrated while I was recovering from a suspected case of COVID-19 (no test results yet). All proceeds will be donated to charities supporting people affected by COVID-19.

My daughter enjoyed this little book very much – I hope your kids do, too!

 

My ReviewPaula and the Pandemic is a great addition and teaching tool for kids about Covid-19. The story does a good job of expressing why kids can’t do the things they used to be able to do, such as interacting face-to-face with friends, through the use of a metaphor.

Readers will connect with Paula and her mixed feelings about the pandemic. They will also come to understand why patience and maintaining good health are necessary towards getting past the pandemic.

I loved the appealing illustrations and art style. Each colorful illustration was laid out well with the story. The cover is also really pretty and what initially caught my eye.

I liked that all proceeds from this book are going to Covid-related charities. This was a wonderful story that I’d recommend to others.

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