Picture books are a useful resource for teachers and parents when tackling difficult or sensitive issues. Because COVID-19 has come upon us so quickly, there hasn’t been time to commission, write and publish good quality children’s literature for this purpose.
To fill this gap, Carol Mutch, a professor at the University of Auckland has put her educational and story-telling skills to work to tell the story of a toy bear’s time in lockdown. Originally, a series of Facebook posts to entertain family and friends, Bear’s adventures have gone global. They are available here as a pdf that can be read on an electronic device.
Click on the ‘Download PDF’ button to access the story book.
Make sure that you also check out Book 1 Bear goes into lockdown, Book 2 – Bear settles into lockdown and Book 3 – Bear stays in lockdown and Book 4 Bear ends his lockdown
By Carol Mutch