How to Fight a Cold
~Written by Adam T. Newman
~Illustrated by Susan G. Young
Kids from preschool through second grade will LOVE this silly story about a young boy whose vivid imagination goes into overdrive as he wonders why his classmates aren’t showing up to school each day. He eventually discovers they are not being taken or in harm's way but rather they just caught a COLD. Uncertain what a COLD actually is, our hero sets out on an adventure to literally catch a COLD. Will he succeed? Will he actually catch a COLD? Anyone who has ever been in a classroom where students start getting sick should know the answer to that question.
A young boy with a COLD stays home to rest and feel better when he suddenly gets sucked into a strange world where he is coached by a “freshly picked” trainer named Boogie, who then teaches him how to fight a tough COLD. Will Boogie’s training be enough for our hero to defeat the big and mighty COLD? With determination, good instruction and a spoonful of luck, our hero may just have a chance.
How to Catch a Cold and How to Fight a Cold are delightfully humorous tales of a little boy's literal perception of common everyday terms.
In How to Catch a Cold a little boy wonders why so many of his classmates are missing from school. His imagination gets the best of him and he believes they are being held captive by an angry mole or were poisoned by a witch, but when he learns they have all "caught a cold" he sets out to do the same thing.
Due to the success of his previous mission in the first book, the little boy's saga continues when he finds himself sick in bed with instructions from his mom to "fight the cold." And so, in How to Fight a Cold, his new quest begins.
Told in rhyme, I found each of these stories to be cleverly written and highly entertaining. Young readers will get a kick out of the main character's creative cold finding and fighting outfits and his methods will make them laugh. I also, enjoyed the bold and detailed illustrations which add to the comical nature of each book. These books are sure to become some of your preschooler's favorites.
I highly recommend picking up How to Catch a Cold and How to Fight a Cold. Available on Amazon.