Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Review: Wheels: What is a Virus by Melannie Baum

Genre: Children’s Picture Book


“Book 1 of the Tractor Adventure Series:

Wheels is a young, curious tractor, and Wheels has a lot of questions.

One question he is curious about is, ‘Can I get a virus?’

Farmer Tom, his owner, tries to answer all his questions the best he can.”


A native of Ohio, Melannie Baum grew up on a farm and still lives in rural Ohio with her two sons and her husband. For more, visit her website.


A fun read for new readers or for reading to those not quite up to reading it themselves. Obviously inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, this does a good job of explaining the basics of how a virus spreads, at least this virus, and the proper steps to limit your risk of catching it. These are all the things we’ve been hearing constantly for the last year: social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent hand washing. Hopefully your young reader has already learned these things and been practicing them for a long time. I’m hopeful that vaccines and other factors mean we’re on the downhill side of this pandemic. But as a fun way to emphasize that we aren’t there yet, occasionally reading this book to your youngster for his or her nightly bedtime story as a reminder seems like a reasonable idea.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 34 pages

1 comment:

Esther @ BiteIntoBooks said...

So lovely to see this book on another blog! I'm planning to review this soon and I'm curious if I'll also give it 4 stars, or maybe 5?! :)