Monday, January 23, 2017

Picture Book Review: When You're Feeling Sick by Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band


When You're Feeling Sick by Coy Bowles, of Zac Brown Band

Review by Lauren 

source: copy for review; all opinions are my own

Official SummarySneezing? Coughing? Taking a sick day? Don’t worry, you’ll be feeling better soon thanks to this hilarious picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band. Full of encouraging—and super-silly—rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude, When You’re Feeling Sick is just what the doctor ordered! Comes with a sheet of stickers to bring a smile to every sick kid’s face.

Review: When You're Feeling Sick is a really cute picture book for kids who have come down with the flu, the cold, chicken pox, or whatever else may be ailing them! One thing that I immediately noticed and loved is that this book is really diverse when it comes to the children and adults depicted in the illustrations. You have boys and girls, different hair colors. More importantly, you get people that are Black, White, Indian. A lot of different types are included and I appreciate that a lot. I mean, sickness affects us all, right?

As for the actual story, Bowles has written a really cute, silly book that is sure to put a smile on a sick child's face. He lets them know that sickness will eventually go away, even if it doesn't feel like it at the moment. There are also tips on things NOT to do or else really crazy repercussions may occur - like turning your dogs and cats green if you feed them your medicine. It's good advice, obviously, but it also puts it in a really fun, kid-appropriate terms.

I'd definitely recommend this one! It was a delight to read!

Interested in buying When You're Feeling Sick? You can check it out on Amazon here (I'm an amazon associate; any purchase from my links gives me a small percent back. Thanks!)

10 comments:

Bookish Realm said...

Great review! I definitely want to check this out since I'm a big fan of picture books.

Erika Sorocco said...

This looks adorable - I'm in love with those illustrations!

xx

Melliane said...

oh it looks really sweet

Kindlemom said...

What a neat idea and I love that cover!

cleemckenzie said...

I could use this book! I"m feeling darned sick and need to find some way to feel better about my predicament. Great book.

The Bibliophile Babe said...

Looks like a wonderful little book!

Jennifer Humphries said...

This looks adorable and I love the Zac Brown Band! This one needs to be in our library right now :)

Tanya Atkinson said...

This one look so cute and fun! And I love that the artwork is so bright and colorful.

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Oh I could have used this over the weekend with the sick kids!! I will have to get this one!

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra said...

Aww, such a cute book. I would have loved to have this for my son when he was younger.