Sherm the Germ (Board book)
Baby play, baby play, all day, hooray!
Suddenly—aachoo! Sneeze, cough, boo-hoo!
Shiver, rashy, fever, squirm, oh no—Sherm the Germ!
Baby’s perfect day of play is interrupted by an unwelcome, microbial visitor—Sherm the Germ. Written by a pediatrician and brought to life through playful illustrations, this fun, rhyming book describes the stages of becoming sick and then getting better. A perfect read-aloud for those wishing to get well soon or any budding physician, this board book uses a loveable character to teach readers on the basics of what it means to catch a cold or virus and how the healing process works.
About the Author
Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Maria Montag is an artist and a children’s book illustrator. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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