YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
"adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love."-IMDB.com
by Emma Vincent
Illustrated by Laura Watson
This is such a good book! The message is clear and shown in a funny, playful way. The illustrations are colorful and attractive. The measly virus is nice enough to don't be frightening, but ugly enough to don't look cute.
I've heard so many times my kids being explained how by being vaccinated they can avoid getting badly sick, but the social aspect of vaccination is rarely addressed. In this story kids can learn about measles, how you catch it, how bad you feel when you are sick with this disease, AND how by getting vaccinated you not only keep yourself healthy, but help to protect people who is too weak or too young to receive the vaccine. It's a wonderful way of being generous and responsible. Kids can be superheroes!
THE MEASLY VIRUS is dedicated to Riley Hughes, a baby who passed away at the beginning of this year after catching Pertussis. Part of the proceeds from this book sales are donated in Hughes memory to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to support research on Pertussis disease, and promote vaccination.
Visit Emma Vincent at her website.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of a honest review.
From a to-be-published interview of JK Rowling by Emma Watson:
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”
“I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
When I read this, I started laughing. I recently watched the last two Harry Potter movies, and when we got to the part where Ron has stomped off and Harry and Hermione were living in the tent together, I turned to my husband and said, "They'd be having so much comfort sex."
I don't really like Harry and Hermione as a romantic pairing though, even if maybe Ron and Hermione isn't that great. I always dug that they were rock solid friends, and it seems lame to me to have high school seniors end up married in any pairing. They should all go to wizard college and make out with people they haven't known their whole lives.
That said, HARRY + LUNA = SHIPPING 4EVER