A Message to Kids on Perspective and Hope

A Message to Kids on Perspective and Hope

By Emily Hajec

Children across the world are struggling to understand their new normal-no school, no friends, no playing at the park. Yet through the power of story, children can find comfort in knowing that there is a greater message of hope.

The Germ Who Got Tired Of Waiting tells a rhyming tale of one mean little bad guy (who nobody could see) and the strength of family and togetherness.

Chico writer, Emily Hajec, saw a need for a children’s book that brought to light more than just the importance of handwashing.

“Kids are struggling to come to terms with the fact that–within a few days–their entire sense of normality was taken away,” Hajec says that much of the inspiration for the book came from her seven-year-old daughter.

“Children of all ages may be having feelings of anger, frustration, and sadness. And those feelings are ok,” she commented. “Yet, we must also show our children that there is a lot of good and positivity that can come out of all of this.”

Illustrated by local artist, Alycia Jones, the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to North Valley Community Foundation and other non-profit organizations.

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