Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit (Paperback)
A pandemic changed the world overnight... Now what?
How do I talk to my children about it?
What tools can I give them to deal with the confusion, fear, sadness, boredom, and loneliness they've been feeling?
How can I explain what they've gone through in a kid-friendly way?
Moving forward... How can I help them prepare for a potential "future wave" of the pandemic, while still giving them hope for their future?
Parents, grandparents, and teachers have been using the acclaimed children's book, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit as a successful way to open the conversation with children from pre-school to late elementary.
Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit helps children identify, understand, and cope with the normal range of feelings they may be experiencing at this time.
If you have a special child in your life, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit is an important and historic book for these uncertain times.
What people are saying about the book:
"Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit is the perfect launchpad for kids to talk about the current pandemic, normalizing the complex feelings around an invisible threat. A great resource "
- Carissa Zeleski, MD
"Schools are closed, playgroups are canceled, people are sick, and adults are struggling with how to help children make sense of a global pandemic. Anna and the Germ That Came to Visit provides families with a common language and space to process the emotional, psychological and physical impacts of social distancing. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit is a must have in your literary toolbox."
- Kallie Clark, MSW, Senior Research Associate, Hope Center for College, Community and Justice- Temple University, Mother and Educator
"Anna and the Germ That Came to Visit is a timely and creative book designed for young children who are experiencing a 'world in crisis.' The story of 'Anna' gently walks children through the daily changes in her life, along with the kaleidoscope of emotions she's experiencing...all because of a 'new germ ' The story is written in a thoughtful way addressing issues regarding loss, grief, anxiety, loneliness and depression.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and an EMDR practitioner for over 20 years, I often work with families and children who have been traumatized and one of the easiest ways to help children deal with chaos and trauma is with books like this. It's perfect because it's a short and beautifully illustrated book that young children can read and comprehend."
- Nancy Brady, LMFT, Trauma Specialist
"I give it five billion stars "
- Genevieve, Age 7