Iris finds out that having a stomach virus is exhausting, especially when her brother, Doug, lets her know that she always gets sick at the wrong time. The sibling rivalry and misunderstanding of what germs are when they are called bugs unfold in this lighthearted story of Iris’s ordinary illness and her unfounded concerns.
Arlene Alda’s engaging prose, interspersed with rhyming couplets and complemented by the quirky, vibrant cut-paper collage illustrations of artist Lisa Desimini, make this book a must-have for any child who has ever had more than a runny nose.
Tundra author Arlene Alda is an award-winning photographer and writer whose photographs have appeared in Life, Vogue, and People and in numerous galleries. She is the author of twelve children’s books including her most recent, The Book of ZZZs; Morning… More about Arlene Alda
Hardcover | $18.95
Published by Tundra Books Sep 09, 2008| 24 Pages| 8 x 10| 4-6 years| ISBN 9780887768446
Praise for Did You Say Pears?: “As entertaining as it is aesthetically pleasing.” — Publishers Weekly Praise for The Book of ZZZs: “. . . delightful . . . The Book of ZZZs gives us an intimate glimpse at these creatures . . . these photos will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone and, perhaps, urge you to nod off yourself.” –Today’s Parent