I'm Trying to Love Germs

Bethany Barton, Bethany Barton

Book cover for I'm Trying to Love Germs
Book cover for I'm Trying to Love Germs

I'm Trying to Love Germs

I'm Trying to Love Germs

Bethany Barton, Bethany Barton

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Children's Choice Award winner Bethany Barton dives into the microscopic world of germs with fascinating information and tons of humor!

This book is covered in germs! But to be fair, so are we. Did you know that there are more viruses and bacteria on Earth than there are stars in the known universe? Learn all about the microbes in and on our bodies that help us survive, the ones that don't, and everything in between. Written in Bethany Barton's trademark balance of informative and hilarious, I'm Trying to Love Germs is a perfect entry point to viruses, the pandemic, and the importance of washing our hands.

About the Author

Bethany Barton is an Emmy-nominated artist, writer, mom, and IATSE Propmaster. She works on art, prop, and set decoration for film and TV, and has worked on shows such as The Muppets and Blackish. She and her family live in Los Angeles. For more about Bethany and her books, visit BethanyBarton.com.

Critical Reviews

★ "For readers who ever wondered if germs were good for anything--they are! . . . This terrific book entertains, informs, and is extremely topical." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Barton's lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations add to the fun while creating lively visual representations of information. A worthwhile addition to libraries and a potentially helpful resource for germophobic kids." --Booklist

Publishing Information

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Pub date: 2023-11-07
Length: 40 pages
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