Careless Corny: A Book for Kids About the Coronavirus

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Careless Corny: A Cautionary Tale

Written by Kyle Horne, Erin Shields, CCLS, and Nicole F. Albers, LMFT, ATR-BC
Illustrated by Rebecca Yeretzian-Santana, ATR

Corny Coronavirus has been traveling the world. He shows up on the doorstep of a child with a suitcase and the ability to spread germs everywhere. This playful story, written by a licensed marriage and family therapist/certified art therapist, a certified Child Life specialist and the head of the Literally Healing Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, follows as the child Corny visits goes from unsure to empowered. Readers learn what they can do to stay safe, and how they can deal with the challenges of a global pandemic. The vibrantly animated story reinforces good habits, validates feelings, and normalize the experience kids are having. The end of the book includes tips and guidelines for parents, guardians and caregivers as well.

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