A BOOK to explain the pandemic to children has been created by two grandmothers – one in Bromsgrove and the other in Canada.
The pair – a writer and an illustrator – decided to act after becoming concerned their grandchildren had found Covid and not being able to see family and friends very confusing.
Bromsgrovian Amanda Coulson and Cathy Baine are both retired school teachers so were perfectly placed for the project.
Cathy wrote the story and Amanda created the pictures to go with it.
Stronger Together – written for the pair’s grandchildren William and Alice – is being published and a few advanced copies are already offering comfort to many more youngsters.
The trans-Atlantic book is being used as a teaching aid in schools and also in care homes to get important messages across.
The ‘Covid super hero adventure’ explains the pandemic from a child’s point of view, addressing the issues surrounding the pandemic and the subsequent isolation in a positive way.
The main characters take on a super hero identity and use their powers to help each other, work together and make complete strangers smile.
As they try to make life feel normal, they find a new normal where they are ‘stronger together’.
The book is officially released on April 12 and is available on Amazon to pre-order here.