Saturday, December 12, 2009

Book Review: Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo

Aaaachoo! Bless you, Felicity Floo! This adorable story about a little girl with a bad case of the sniffles should be read to every child this flu season.

No matter how many times you tell your kids to wash their hands, it often seems like the message never gets through. They can’t see the pesky germs, so why bother with the soap and warm water….

Such is the mentality of most kids. But that sentiment will soon change after they read about the havoc Felicity wreaks on the animals at the zoo. This story is effective because of the highly visible green goo Felicity deposits on every creature she touches. Finally, these germs we talk about so frequently are disgustingly tangible on every single page of this whimsical book.

The message this book delivers is timely as we head into flu season full speed ahead. Told in entertaining rhyme, both kids and their aunties will enjoy following a sick little girl who manages to forget everything she is expected to know about good hygiene.

So next time you have to remind your children to cover their mouths when they sneeze, just tell them to think about Felicity Floo and the poor, sick animals she left in her wake!

Sweet Reading!
Karen Gallagher

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled upon your blog today and can't get enough of it! Your book club is such a clever idea, and I love the story behind its start. I am also a mom who is a huge fan of books and the importance of reading to a child. I think what you are doing is so unique and wonderful. I'm already a huge fan!