A Germ's Journey: Dirty Hands! Clean Hands!

Katie Laird (Author) Sarah Younie (Author)


This delightful board book follows the journey of a germ using unique heat-sensitive pages and combining interaction, play and learning, showing pre-schoolers the importance of clean hands. The journey, from the toilet seat to the tummy (and out again!), explores the concepts of germs being invisible to the naked eye, multiplying and causing illness. By placing their warm hands on the thermochromic patches, the multiplying germs are revealed. The simple, bright and bold illustrations by Charlie Evans allow children to develop an understanding of science and health from a young age, while having fun in the process

Product Details

Medina Publishing
Publish Date
May 04, 2017
6.9 X 0.6 X 6.9 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Dr Katie Laird's research is centred on the prevention of transmission of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) particularly on textiles and the development of novel antimicrobials as alternatives to current disinfectants and antibiotics. Katie also has two young children and appreciates the importance of children learning about health and hygiene from a young age, thus A Germ's Journey was created.
Dr Sarah Younie is widely published and is the editor-in-chief of Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Her primary research interest is in translational research in education - how research can be applied. Having learnt of Dr Laird's research in microbiology, Dr Younie was very keen to translate this into practice for teachers and parents.