St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Free book for 5-9 year olds

A free children’s book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler is available for anyone to read on screen or print out – follow the link and scroll to the end of the webpage:


The book 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?