Stay Healthy with Sesame Street: Understanding Coronavirus

Lerner. Jan. 2021. 32p. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781728427621; pap. $7.99. ISBN 9781728427638.
PreS-Gr 2–This colorful picture book provides an opportunity to discuss and clarify some of the big issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The text features an introduction, three brief chapters, a question and answer section, and coping strategies. There are many familiar Sesame Street characters that are depicted wearing face masks. Photos include BIPOC children and adults. A glossary, a bibliography, a link to an online resource, and an index are also included. This title is a good preliminary resource for young children to learn about the coronavirus and understand the impact it could have on their family. The Sesame Street characters can help to ease fears and calm anxieties.
VERDICT A highly topical book that may offer families a starting point for discussing COVID-19 with young children.

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