Wednesday, December 15, 2021

"Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters" - a bookwrap"



Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters

A cheerful and encouraging story to soothe kids’ covid vaccine fears

Authored by Jan Zauzmer
Illustrated by Corlette Douglas


* Ages:  2-5

* Grade Level:  PS-1

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  The Experience

* Pub. Date:  February 1, 2022

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations


The Book


Oh boy, a jab is not fab, an injection can be frightening even though it is administered quickly and skillfully.  Maxine knows all of that so she works with her stuffies to get them vaccinated because she is aware that it's very important to keep them all safe from that dreaded monster called COVID!  

She encourages her beloved pets to take the shot and she stands by them to comfort and tell them everything will be safer and better when they are inoculated.  

This relevant book arrives in time for kids to discover and understand why getting the vaccine, or any paediatric shot is so important.  Kids will have many fears and questions about doing so.  Sharing this book with young ones will open up meaningful dialogue to talk about the experience.  These discussions together will greatly ease their apprehensions and worries.  

Brave Maxine, at precisely three o'clock in the afternoon, takes her daddy's hand and off they go around the block to receive her own vaccine.  She courageously faces her fears and exclaims: 

" It was a cinch, 

  a super fast pinch!

  Then without any jitters

  She went home to critters..."

..." all together they celebrate their victory with snacks - a well deserved treat for getting their vax!"  Hurray!!!!

The illustrations are bold, bright and detailed.  This reassuring book would be a wonderful addition to a classroom as well as a school library.  "Maxine's Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters" is a sweet, rhyming, heartfelt story, that is sure to ease the nervousness around getting that dreaded jab!  I highly recommend this book.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Jan Zauzmer is the author of If You Go with Your Goat to Vote and Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters. A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, Jan lives with her husband near Philadelphia, PA, where they raised their three children.

About the Illustrator

Corlette Douglas loves creating whimsical, fun, and adventurous images of POC kids and silly animals. She knew from a very young age that all she ever wanted to do was draw, so she dedicated herself to getting better and better and building a unique style that delivers a “blast of colors and fun chaos” on every page. Corlette is a born-and-raised resident of Brooklyn, NY.

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