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Local teacher writes children’s book on COVID-19

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CHRISTOPHER (WSIL) -- A local teacher put pen to paper to help make sure kids are staying safe when heading back to school this year.

"We always teach the kids to wash their hands every year, but this year we also have to teach social distancing and wearing a mask, and the reasons are a lot more dire than normal," explains fifth grade teacher Laura Crone.

Krone and her son Creedence have been busy, writing a book to help educate kids on how to protect themselves from COVID-19.

"As parents and teachers, we tell kids things to do all the time or things not to do. For them, they don't know how to prioritize which of those things is the most important, and for this school year, this is going to be very important, and I hope that this book will show them why," says Krone.

While Krone took care of the writing, she says her son drew the pictures.

"I thought he looked cool, how I put him, like kind of scary. At first I was drawing a Grinch-type of thing, and then I put the little things, like the coronavirus," states Creedence Krone.

Krone says it's important to teach kids about what's going on in the world around them, especially when it comes to safety. "As a teacher there are always hot topics or things going on, like 9-11 for instance. I taught during that time too. You can't just sweep those things under the rug. You have to bring them out into the forefront, talk about them a little."

"You should stay away from people, wear your mask a lot and always use soap whenever you touch something that maybe other people touched," explains Creedence.

The Undercover Virus is available for purchase on Amazon. It's available as a Kindle version or in paperback.

Jacie Brianne

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