The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus
Authors: Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Illustrator: LeUyen Pham
Summary: The creators of the New York Times-bestselling series The Princess in Black – Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham – have created an incredibly child-friendly coronavirus public service announcement, called The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus.
From Shannon Hale: LeUyen, Dean and I are all parents self-isolating at home with our children. The anxiety and distancing is hard enough on our older kids, but we know that younger kids might be having an even harder time. We hoped that it’d help if a familiar book friend like the Princess in Black talked them through it. Even the Princess in Black is staying home! Even Princess Sneezewort had to cancel playdates! LeUyen had the idea of creating a short comic to download and share widely so caregivers could have an extra tool for talking to kids. Our goal is both to help kids understand what’s going on and to help them feel less alone.
Available for all at: https://www.princessinblack.com/download/pib-coronavirus.pdf
Thoughts: This pandemic is a time that is very confusing for kids, and I am so excited that this story exists for my son and other kids!
**Thank you to Candlewick Press for sharing this story with us!**
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