The Teensy Weensy Virus Book and Song for Preschoolers

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Pub Date 12 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 04 May 2021

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Description

COVID-19 is a big deal—but with all that adults have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook the pandemic’s impact on children. The Teensy Weensy Virus Book and Song for Preschoolers provides a great way for parents and caregivers to introduce and reinforce the importance of safety measures (like wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing) to children, while giving kids the opportunity to ask questions and share their feelings. Embracing the latest science, The Teensy Weensy Virus pairs simple, kid-friendly explanations with bright, colorful illustrations, while offering additional resources for adults and an informative song (sung to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider) to help lighten the mood as families engage with this serious topic.

 

Inspired by her concerns for the smallest among us, Retired pediatric nurse practitioner Sherri Rose wrote this book to help preschoolers understand what is going on and why all of us must follow new rules. To spread the importance of these basic safety guidelines, The Teensy Weensy Virus is being translated into multiple languages (including Spanish, Hindi, French, Portuguese) for parents and caregivers all over the world. 


COVID-19 is a big deal—but with all that adults have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook the pandemic’s impact on children. The Teensy Weensy Virus Book and Song for Preschoolers provides a great...


A Note From the Publisher

Sherri Rose is a retired pediatric and family nurse practitioner, as well as a hospice and palliative care nurse, who recognizes the critical importance of helping children understand what is happening during this pandemic that is currently sweeping our globe. COVID-19 has created so much stress, anxiety, grief, and loss for adults—imagine what children must think but are unable to express!

Sherri Rose is a retired pediatric and family nurse practitioner, as well as a hospice and palliative care nurse, who recognizes the critical importance of helping children understand what is...


Advance Praise

“A timely and developmentally appropriate aid for parents and grandparents to help their young children understand what is happening in their lives, and hopefully reduce the anxiety and emotional impact of the epidemic.” — William T. Burke, PhD, clinical psychologist 

 

“In simple, direct language that respects their ages, this story teaches preschoolers how to protect themselves and others against COVID-19. Its upbeat narrative and delightful illustrations will help young children understand the safety tips and precautions needed for their well-being during this pandemic. The accompanying song, ‘The Teensy Weensy Virus,’ is a fun bonus for readers.” — Barbara H. Dunn, PhD, RN, PNP  

 

“A soothing story that helps children understand the new world of COVID-19. It provides them with simple, proven steps for taking appropriate precautions, and will ease the anxiety that has accompanied this pandemic. An added benefit is the resource list provided for parents to learn more facts about this new disease.” — Helen Ragazzi, MD, FAAP

 

“Sherri Rose uses her characteristic straightforward sensitivity and undying optimism to make the unfathomable fathomable to both old and young. A developmentally appropriate, compassionate, and relatable mark of the times that is sure to be a hit with all generations as we struggle to make sense of the world around us.” — Kathryn King, MD, MHS, Associate Executive Medical Director at the Center for Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina

 

“I have two grandsons, three and five years old, and have already pictured reading this to them. This book takes a scary subject and provides beautiful, concrete, age-appropriate messaging about safety measures, protection, and love, all wrapped up in kid-friendly bubbles!” — Carla Nye, DNP, CPNP-BC, CNE, CHSE, associate clinical professor and master’s program director, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, VCU School of Nursing, Richmond, VA


“A timely and developmentally appropriate aid for parents and grandparents to help their young children understand what is happening in their lives, and hopefully reduce the anxiety and emotional...


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ISBN 9781954003002
PRICE $14.95 (USD)

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A great book for young children about a scary virus that makes it feel not so scary. This would be so good for adults to read to their kids. I loved the diversity in the illustrations too.

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Fantastic book that I have just read to my four year old who also enjoyed it! It explains Covid 19 in very simple terms and why sticking to the rules is so important. Absolutely loved the illustrations too with various disabilities or physical differences noted. Great book!

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In a world that is immersed in a dangerous and scary pandemic, COVID 19, this timely paperback will be an educational tool to help kids understand why this is happening and how both young and old must react to it. This book is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers to share. When read together it will give kids the opportunity to engage in a conversation and share their feelings. Kids will learn the proper safety measures put into place by scientists and health care advocates that will give them a deeper understanding of what is happening and what to do about it. It reinforces the aspects of hand washing, wearing a mask, and social distancing. It reiterates not only the protocol of daily living with an epidemic ( that can be scary ) but offers hope that if we follow the rules the virus will go away. "The Teensy Weensy Virus" is written in simple, understandable language and the colourful illustrations enrich the story greatly. I like that a diverse group of children are included making it a very accepting and inclusive book. The author has added a song so spirits can be lifted while teaching the kids all the rules to music. The tune of the song is "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" which kids will be familiar with. The magic of music will enforce those critical rules of safety each time it is sung. This is a brilliant idea to include. This is a timely book that will reduce anxiety and fear as it is shared together. I recommend this book.

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