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Since becoming a father and reading children's books every night, it has become clear to author Chris Sprenger that one of the best ways to engage with kids is through fun and disgusting stories. Chris and his wife Becky spent years observing their boys and jotting down notes on how they interacted, and when Chris had enough evidence he decided it was time to turn their experience into a children's book.
Linking with writer Ben Major, who has a zombie obsession, and illustrator Chris Woffenden, Zombiegerm was created.
A wholesome hygiene message about how, when and why to wash your hands is here delivered through irreverent loo, poo and goo humour (even the queen gets slimed!) that’s sure to appeal to seven+ year-olds. Pands is woefully resistant to washing his hands. In fact, he “believed washing dirt off his skin was a bad thing.” But thankfully his brother Seb comes to the rescue as a hygiene Superhero, armed with an antibacterial cape and the knowledge that “germs were nasty and cruel”. Seb’s mission to persuade Pands to clean up his act begins at home (the detailed cross-section of their slide down a toilet pipe is sure to raise a few eyebrows and elicit some grins), before he undertakes an epic quest save the earth from succumbing to an invasion of zombiegerms. This provides parents and teachers with an original way to teach kids about hygiene, with the glossary and hand-washing instructions that follow the story delivered in the same comic style. Joanne Owen, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador
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