I am the Corona Virus

Eg er Koronu Veiran

Fresh in from Iceland, here is a good shot at introducing the complexities of the Corona virus to small children.

Hjalmar Arnason is a retired head of an Icelandic college. He was previously a member of the Icelandic Parliament, but has worked within education for the majority of his life. He lives on Iceland with his family.

Fanney Sizemore is a Reykjavík based illustrator and graphic designer, currently working in the props department at the Reykjavík City Theatre.

I am the Corona Virus

Eg er Koronu Veiran

Fresh in from Iceland, here is a good shot at introducing the complexities of the Corona virus to small children.

Hjalmar Arnason is a retired head of an Icelandic college. He was previously a member of the Icelandic Parliament, but has worked within education for the majority of his life. He lives on Iceland with his family.

Fanney Sizemore is a Reykjavík based illustrator and graphic designer, currently working in the props department at the Reykjavík City Theatre.

Synopsis

How do you talk to your small child about Covid-19? It is not an easy task to explain why we are no longer able to hug our grandparents, why we cannot share our ice cream with our best friend, why we have to wash our hands until the skin gets red from dryness.

Icelandic Grandfather, Hjalmar Arnason decided to give it a stab and together with the young illustrator, Fanney Sizemore, he has created a picture book which attempts to depict those little buggers in all their awfulness, but with a portion of humour and comedy involved.

The book was published October 2020 in Iceland by the publisher, Ugla, and sample translations in an extended number of languages exist.

I am the Corona Virus
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Original Language: Icelandic
Original Publisher: Ugla útgáfa ehf.
Published: Autumn, 2020
30 pages
Category: Children's Books
Genre: Realism
Available material: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Swedish sample translations available

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)

Territories Sold

Faroese: Ungu Foroyar