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I'm a Virus!

I'm a Virus!

I'm a Virus!

I'm a Virus!


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Scary science is introduced with humor-laced facts in this new nonfiction picture book series from a prolific, award-winning children’s book author, starting with our tiniest invader—the common cold virus, and its more frightening relatives!

How does a virus make us sick? How does it spread? And what can people do to beat them?

Hi, I'm Virus! And I'm here to answer all these questions and more!

In friendly, simple text, the most "common" virus, rhinovirus (the common cold), explains how viruses work and spread. With funny, engaging, and informative illustrations, this is the perfect way to explain viruses to young children who have questions in the wake of a pandemic. The nonthreatening common cold walks readers through the basics of viruses, and then features past viruses we have defeated, as well as introducing COVID-19.

The start of a new series designed to make scary science more approachable, Science Buddies is here to explain the world to curious young minds!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593302934
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Series: Science Buddies , #1
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,119,131
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Bridget Heos is the author of more than 100 children's fiction and nonfiction books, including the Children's Choice Award-winning Mustache Baby series and Treemendous. She visits schools around the country to get kids excited about reading and writing. In quieter moments, she enjoys finding nature in the city with her kids. Visit her at

Mike Ciccotello is the author/illustrator of the picture books Twins and Beach Toys vs. School Supplies, as well as the illustrator of Treemendous by Bridget Heos. He lives with his wife and twin boys by the beach in New Jersey. Visit him at

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