When You’re Feeling Sick by Coy Bowles, of Zac Brown Band
Review by Lauren
source: copy for review; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Sneezing? Coughing? Taking a sick day? Don’t worry, you’ll be feeling better soon thanks to this hilarious picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band. Full of encouraging—and super-silly—rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude, When You’re Feeling Sick is just what the doctor ordered! Comes with a sheet of stickers to bring a smile to every sick kid’s face.
Review: When You’re Feeling Sick is a really cute picture book for kids who have come down with the flu, the cold, chicken pox, or whatever else may be ailing them! One thing that I immediately noticed and loved is that this book is really diverse when it comes to the children and adults depicted in the illustrations. You have boys and girls, different hair colors. More importantly, you get people that are Black, White, Indian. A lot of different types are included and I appreciate that a lot. I mean, sickness affects us all, right?
As for the actual story, Bowles has written a really cute, silly book that is sure to put a smile on a sick child’s face. He lets them know that sickness will eventually go away, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the moment. There are also tips on things NOT to do or else really crazy repercussions may occur – like turning your dogs and cats green if you feed them your medicine. It’s good advice, obviously, but it also puts it in a really fun, kid-appropriate terms.
I’d definitely recommend this one! It was a delight to read!
Interested in buying When You’re Feeling Sick? You can check it out on Amazon here (I’m an amazon associate; any purchase from my links gives me a small percent back. Thanks!)