Nonna’s Corner is a special feature where I share books I’ve reviewed with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. We hope you enjoy them and find books to share with your little ones.
Wheels What is A Virus?
by Melannie Baum
Series: Tractor Adventure #1
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Wheels is a young, curious tractor, and Wheels has a lot of questions.
One question he is curious about is, “Can I get a virus?”
Farmer Tom, his owner, tries to answer all his questions the best he can.
Wheels What Is A Virus? written by Melannie Baum is a children’s picture book featuring a tractor named Wheels. A simple book about viruses that include washing hands, why we wear masks, and reassuring words.
While my grandson age 4 is not the intended reading group, he along with his six-year-old sister enjoyed meeting Wheels and Farmer Tom. The premise is cute and allows for numerous topics to be discussed between the farmer and his tractor Wheels.
The illustrations enhanced the story and allow early readers to pick up context clues as they read. It also allowed my grandson to read the story to me. He of course began with, “Once Upon A Time…” which I found endearing.
When Farmer Tom leaves the TV on in the barn where Wheels is stored, he overhears a news story about a virus. When Farmer Tom awakens, Wheels asks him what a virus is. Farmer Tom gives a simple but accurate description of a virus, how it can spread and steps to prevent it all while reassuring Wheels.
My grandchildren would definitely enjoy more questions from Wheels.
Reading age : 6 – 10 years