ISBN: 978-0-9995034-1-6 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9995034-3-0 (Ebook)
When A Virus Takes Over the World was written to help children understand the impact a virus can have on them and their loved ones, and teaches them how they can take preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus.
Children have most likely heard about the virus pandemic. However, limiting information from them may create additional worry and feelings of being scared. One way to reduce their concerns is to provide them with simple and honest information.
This book offers parents an opportunity to let children express their concerns about virus outbreaks and help answer any questions that they may have. Using animals as a reference point can help children relate to issues not only related to their pets but other life issues.
The Dog Tales Collection, developed by Patricia A. Brill, PhD, is the first collection of books written to help parents start a conversation with their child regarding issues or concerns they may have with their pet. These books help children better understand what happens when their pet or a loved one has cancer; has to undergo surgery, has to stay overnight at the hospital, is bullied, or even dies. Together Patricia and her husband Dino have rescued and adopted Chevron, Boxster, Turbo, Cayman, Carrera, and Porsche Bella, giving them all a second chance!
Curt Walstead has been working in the children’s market for over twenty years as an illustrator, cartoonist, character designer, and animation storyboard artist. During that time he had the opportunity to work on many of today’s popular children’s shows such as Dora the Explorer, Clifford’s Puppy Days, Baby Loony Tunes, and Dragon Tales. Currently he resides with his family in Southern California and concentrates his efforts illustrating children’s books.
Book Review of When a Virus Takes Over the World
When a Virus Takes Over the World is a captivating children’s book about the Coronavirus pandemic. Lovable dogs, Turbo and Porshe Bella’s lives are turned upside down when they realize they must stay at home to stay safe and protect themselves from the virus. With beautiful illustrations, When a Virus Takes Over the World teaches children about a complex, difficult topic in a simple, fun and non-threatening way. It also encompasses preventative measures they can follow to stop the spread of the virus. Young readers will fall in love with the book’s main characters, who are lovable, friendly and relatable. This book is perfect for children of all ages: from a 2-year-old looking at the pictures, to a six-year-old using it as way to understand the themes and topics presented. This highly relevant, essential book should be a staple in every household. Highly recommended!
—Book Excellence Awards Team