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Dental student creates free e-book to help children understand the Coronavirus


Charity Tedder, a dental student at the University of Plymouth has created an e-book to help children to cope with the impact of Covid-19. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes, the e-book is about a small virus Covid-19 or, as known to its friends, Corona, whose need for adventure takes it and its brothers and sisters travelling around the world. On their journey they explain how they are making people unwell, requiring the help of doctors and nurses to look after people they have infected. The book goes on to provide essential lessons on hand hygiene, social distancing and country lock down.

The book is free to download from the link below with the option to make a donation to support the amazing work that NHS staff are doing in these challenging and unprecedented times.

Download the e-book and make a donation

"There was so much information and advice on the news and internet for adults but nothing reaching out to younger children. Having been on paediatric clinics the week prior to the lock down it was apparent to me that children didn't understand what was going on. When the schools closed I really felt something ought to be made available for them as things dramatically changed for them. I wanted to make something fun and easy for the children to use so that they could understand why they were being asked to stay at home and not see their friends. I hope people enjoy the story and it brings a little brightness into their lives in these challenging times.


I started writing the story on the Friday when the schools closed and by the Sunday, Leighton was drawing and getting all the illustrations to me. Then it was a case of formatting and getting it online! I decided to do a GoFundMe page because trying to get it on various platforms like amazon/google books was too difficult. This way everyone has access to the book and can donate if they can/want."


Charity Tedder, University of Plymouth Dental Student


In such a confusing and challenging time it's amazing to see such an incredible achievement from one of our University of Plymouth/UPSU family. Well done, Charity!

Download the e-book and make a donation here Click here