Iris Has a Virus

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Tundra Books, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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Iris finds out that having a stomach virus is exhausting, especially when her brother, Doug, lets her know that she always gets sick at the wrong time. The sibling rivalry and misunderstanding of what germs are when they are called bugs unfold in this lighthearted story of Iris’s ordinary illness and her unfounded concerns.

Arlene Alda’s engaging prose, interspersed with rhyming couplets and complemented by the quirky, vibrant cut-paper collage illustrations of artist Lisa Desimini, make this book a must-have for any child who has ever had more than a runny nose.

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User Review  - Kwatkins89 - LibraryThing

I like this book because it teaches children how germs can make people sick. The book also teaches children the best method of preventing the spread of germs: hand washing. I also like the ... Read full review

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Iris Has A Virus is a children's picture book about a little girl who gets sick a few days before she's supposed to go to her grandpa's party with her family. Her little brother, Doug, is worried that ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Arlene Alda is an award-winning photographer and writer whose work has appeared in numerous galleries, as well as Life, Vogue, and People magazines. She is the author of thirteen children’s books, including Here a Face, There a Face, Did You Say Pears, The Book of ZZZs, and Morning Glory Monday, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski. Her photographs are featured in 97 Orchard Street, New York, written by Linda Granfield. A native New Yorker, Arlene Alda is the proud grandmother of eight. She lives on Long Island with her husband, actor Alan Alda.

Lisa Desimini is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since then she has written and illustrated over thirty books for children. Her award-winning books include My House, which was deemed a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, I Am Running Away, a Bologna Book Fair honor book, and Love Letters, a Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of the Year, BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Lisa Desimini and her husband divide their time between NYC and Northport.

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