Nosy Crow is to release a new £1.99 print edition of Coronavirus: A Book for Children About Covid-19, following high demand for the digital version.
The story was originally published as a free digital book on the Nosy Crow website, where it has been viewed over 13 million times. It has also been translated into more than 60 languages.
The print version of the title, which is written by staff at the publisher, will be available to buy from bookshops and online from today (23rd July), with £1 from every copy going to NHS Charities Together. The book has been updated for the print edition, and features up-to-date information about the worldwide developments of the virus, including new information about vaccines, social distancing and the rules that govern the easing of lockdown.
The book also features advice from professor Graham Medley from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and artwork by Axel Scheffler.
Kate Wilson, m.d of Nosy Crow, said: “We have just been overwhelmed with the response to our book. As a relatively small, independent publisher we have just never seen this level of activity on our website or through our social media channels. But we have also been inundated by bookshops, libraries and schools asking for a print edition. We listened and we are delighted to be publishing the £1.99 book with a commitment of £1 to NHS Charities Together for every copy sold.”
The revised digital edition remains free for download from the website.