Official Review: Become A Covid-19 Superhero

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Official Review: Become A Covid-19 Superhero

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Become A Covid-19 Superhero" by Sheryl Crawford.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Written by Sheryl Crawford, Become A Covid-19 Superhero explains coronavirus prevention to young children using amiable cartoon superheroes.

A team of four young superheroes explains basic tips for preventing the spread of the disease. The information is accurately presented and follows the Center for Disease Control guidelines: wearing a mask, cleaning your hands, and social distancing. When needed, the author goes into details. For instance, singing “Happy Birthday” while handwashing, sneezing into the arms (not the hands), and proper usage of hand sanitizers.

My favorite part is what Crawford does next; amidst all the obvious tips, she informs her audience about homemade cloth masks. From a child’s perspective, a begrudging task becomes an exciting craft project. This small—but powerful—message might help shake off any covid-fatigue in children; of course, sewing masks isn’t a cure, but it can be fun! Also, the accompanying illustration showed all the materials: a sewing machine, vibrant rolls of fabric, and different styles of masks.

The author describes some symptoms of COVID-19 and didn’t shy back when showing a sick child in bed (without it being terrifying). The picture demystified the idea that young people cannot contract the virus. It is probably the most important (and positive) aspect of this little guide.

In the beginning, young readers are encouraged to become “virus-fighting superheroes”. This message of empowerment is another positive aspect; especially if you consider all the negativity surrounding the disease. Crawford’s story gives a sense of accomplishment after every handwash.

The protagonists are carefully depicted to reach as many demographics as possible. First, they are relatable to their target audience; an adult protagonist might come off too authoritative. Second, they are culturally and ethnically diverse: African American, Caucasian, Latino, and Asian.

There appeared to be two boys and two girls. I appreciated their gender-neutral uniforms: a red cape, a red shirt, and knee-high boots over black pants. Caregivers concerned with gender stereotypes might also appreciate this feature. This team of superheroes has one purpose—to fight the COVID-19 virus.

The full-page illustrations were flamboyant, detailed, and appealing. The “covid-squad” outfits were branded with an icon for each tip: a mask, a spray bottle, a soap bar, and social-distancing.

The only negative point is the different spellings of the word “Covid-19”. The acronym should be written in uppercase (COVID-19). After intense research, I found that even the media seemed to relax this “grammatical covid war”; it’s become a new sort of covid-fatigue. In any case, I didn’t dock a star for that. For the reasons stated above, I happily rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

I recommend this book for children who seem anxious about COVID-19; the friendly characters might calm them. Adults might want to assist younger readers with some of the vocabulary. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone looking for a “sight word” book.

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Great way to teach kids healthy habits. Making masks will be a fun activity as the superheroes teach them. I get a Special Agent Oso feel from this. Thank you for an informative review!
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This sounds great as the coming generation would have to know the safety of habit on how to be apply healthy habits..and be a super hero great review
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Very timely but suitable for the kids out there. A great help to teach students all the whatnots about the pandemic.
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This sounds like a cute book that will help kids better understand the pandemic and how to keep safe. A lot of the information we get about Covid is targeted at adults, so I’m glad the author has created this resource for children to learn. Thanks for the review!
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Wow the author wrote this book at the right time when the whole world is under lockdown due to corona. I believe this book is not only suitable to the juniors but even to us as adults
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It sounds like the author did a great job explaining the situation and making it so the children can understand and won’t be terrified of the disease. Thanks for sharing!
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This book appears to have been well-researched. Thanks for the review.
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Kavita Shah wrote: 04 May 2021, 00:28 Great way to teach kids healthy habits. Making masks will be a fun activity as the superheroes teach them. I get a Special Agent Oso feel from this. Thank you for an informative review!
:lol: I had to look up Special Agent Oso :D Thanks for stopping by!
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REIGNING20 wrote: 06 May 2021, 02:44 This book appears to have been well-researched. Thanks for the review.
I thought so too. Thanks for stopping by!
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Booklover Becca wrote: 05 May 2021, 08:24 It sounds like the author did a great job explaining the situation and making it so the children can understand and won’t be terrified of the disease. Thanks for sharing!
Yes, I am gifting it to my nieces. Thanks for stopping by!
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Phelicia Gloria wrote: 05 May 2021, 06:21 Wow the author wrote this book at the right time when the whole world is under lockdown due to corona. I believe this book is not only suitable to the juniors but even to us as adults
Gives something to do during lockdown. Thanks for stopping by!
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maggi3 wrote: 05 May 2021, 01:00 This sounds like a cute book that will help kids better understand the pandemic and how to keep safe. A lot of the information we get about Covid is targeted at adults, so I’m glad the author has created this resource for children to learn. Thanks for the review!
I was pleased that this is a covid theme for children. Thanks for stopping by.
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Daryl Basmayor wrote: 04 May 2021, 08:29 Very timely but suitable for the kids out there. A great help to teach students all the whatnots about the pandemic.
I couldn't agree more. Thanks for your comment
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Mark Smarter wrote: 04 May 2021, 03:16 This sounds great as the coming generation would have to know the safety of habit on how to be apply healthy habits..and be a super hero great review
Healthy habits can go a long way! Thanks for the comment.
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