A quirky storybook about the A to Z of vaccinesA quirky storybook about the A to Z of vaccines
on Apr 09, 2021 If there is a set of words that has been on everyone’s lips for the past few months, it has to be the covid-19 vaccine. However, for most children, the term vaccination has very painful connotations, full of memories of pricks and needles. Not many know what goes into making a vaccine, and what its benefits are. It is to clear such myths that a new book, V for Vaccine: A One-Shot Introduction to Vaccines, has been released. Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, the book features quirky and vibrant illustrations and a question-answer format. Read more: https://www.frontlist.in/how-online-self-publishing-is-letting-hindi-writers-shine/ V for Vaccine introduced kids to three characters, Veni, Vidi and Vici, who love sports, books and food, but most of all they love talking about things that start with the letter V—such as vaccines. “The book was Tina Narang’s idea, who is the publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. She felt that this was a very pertinent topic, and that such information needed to be easily accessible to children,” says Isha Nagar, who has illustrated the book. “Veni, Vidi, Vici stands for we came, we saw, we conquered. We named our characters after that. It is also a play on the letter V.” She chose to depict the central characters as adorable monsters instead of portraying them as children. Nagar felt that kids might relate to these vibrant characters better. “Images of actual kids getting vaccinated might get too scary for them,” she adds.
Tina Narang, publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, felt that this was a very pertinent topic, and that such information needed to be easily accessible to children