Alez Learns About Germs

Alez Learns About GermsAlez Learns About Germs by Karen Howard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Learning important life lessons in a new world...

More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development. This, however, is not a typical character driven children’s book. Instead, it reads more like a gentle and fun how-to guide for children explaining in simple terms about what they and their families can do to help keep themselves and others safe in this new world.

The book description gives a better clarification: ‘Young Alez has questions. What's up with everybody anyway? Why all the sudden changes in the way people are behaving - especially Mailman Mike?...Everything and everybody seems different. Her parents help Alez understand that in many ways the world has changed. Alez’s parents try to explain to their young daughter how some teeny tiny invisible germs have seemingly turned the world upside down…Alez and her parents then embark on an important though fun-filled quest to see what happened to cause the world health crisis, and what their family can do to help keep themselves and others safe in this new world.’

Author Karen Howard writes in a wonderfully simple and imaginative style that will guarantee the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely story to share with them while learning important life lessons. Special mention also to Debbie Hefke for the lovely illustrations.

It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it’s clear that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. A well-deserved five stars from us!

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