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When You’re Feeling Sick
Coy Bowles
Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Random House Children's Books
01/10/2017/ ISBN 9780399552861
Children / Fiction / Humor / 3 - 7 Years

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


When You’re Feeling Sick offers children a humorous look at being ill. The author blends rhymes with purple elephants, green dogs, germ monsters, and more. Coy tells young readers how everyone is bound to have a sick day, and the best way to deal with it is to accept it and stay positive until it’s over. He also goes through the various steps of a sick day and helps youngsters understand the Doctor’s job in getting them well. Coy also fills the pages with Andy Elkerton’s one of a kind bright, comical, upbeat illustrations. They are noteworthy. Parents will also get a kick out of Bowles sense of humor and Elkerton’s art. When You’re Feeling Sick is exactly what youngsters need to feel better.

When You’re Feeling Sick is Coy Bowles third children’s book. His first, Amy Giggles (2012), is about children accepting themselves as they are. The second, Will Powers (2016) is a lesson in hard work and self-confidence. When You’re Feeling Sick (2017) is about courage and a positive attitude.
Andy Elkerton’s illustrations can be found on various titles, such as, How to Catch an Elf, Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library, and The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar.

Reviewed 2017