Axel Scheffler has teamed up with his publisher Nosy Crow to publish a free book on the coronavirus for children. 

The book has been written in consultation with Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, two head teachers and a child psychologist. It answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?

The book is being made totally free of charge to anyone who wants to read it. However, the publishers are suggesting that families might want to make a donation to help the UK Health Service if they find the book useful.

You can download the book to read or view online on the publisher's website (at the bottom of their page).