Seattle Book Review on “Please Explain Vaccines to Me”

This book is designed to help parents explain the importance of getting vaccinated. The first part of the book is written for children; it begins with a simple rhyming story about a girl that is terrified of getting a shot. Laurie Zelinger uses age-appropriate language to talk about how vaccines fight off harmful germs to build immunity against infectious diseases. She speaks honestly about the anxiety and fear that shots can cause, while offering powerful visual representation that can alleviate the fear of getting vaccinated. In addition to these illustrations provided by Richa Kinra, this book includes heart-felt drawings from real children.

The second section of this book is intended for adults. Dr. Zelinger provides educational information so they can answer any questions that children may ask regarding immunizations. She uses her psychology background to explain the needle related fear. By providing adults with the physical and psychological symptoms of needle phobia, parents will be able to understand their symptoms and help guide them through their anxieties. The author also uses examples of play activities that can be used to help alleviate shot related fear for children of all ages.

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Author Laurie Zelinger
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 44 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781615996124
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Issue January 2022
Category Children’s
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Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey with Colors

SKU 978-1-61599-034-4
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About the Author

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a multi-genre writer and marketing professional living in
New York City. She is the author of Because All Is Not Lost from Modern History Press
and the co-author of Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi (Cyberwit 2010). Her
work has appeared in six countries across three continents. Sweta has held recent artist
residencies and workshops in Portugal, Ireland, and several within USA. She is a graduate of Columbia University.



"In this innovative series, Sweta Srivastava Vikram re-appropriates
color. Cultures and mythologies collide along the way, and the result
is a chapbook that feels like a quest. In the end, the colors are a map
to identity. The child's pink tonsils or the bride's red sari are not
symbols, but rather mile markers. Like Vikram's poems, they lead
toward understanding"

--Erica Wright, Senior Poetry Editor, Guernica



About the Chapbook

The book delves into the implication and philosophy of colors from
a Hindu woman's point of view, from birth until death. The color she
adorns herself with almost depicts the story of her life. Expressed
through different poetic and verbal forms, each color in the book
has its own tone and is specific to different age groups.



Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com



From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
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