Sick Simon

Illustrated by Dan Krall

About The Book

Are germs gross, or great? Sick Simon learns how to be health-conscious during cold and flu season in this clever picture book from the author-illustrator of The Great Lollipop Caper.

Simon is going to have the best week ever. Who cares if he has a cold? He goes to school anyway, and sneezes everywhere, and coughs on everyone, and touches everything.

Germs call him a hero! Everyone else calls him…Sick Simon. When will it end? How far will he go? Will the germs take over, or can Sick Simon learn to change his ways?

About The Author

Photograph by Dan Krall

Dan Krall is an author, illustrator, and an animator. He worked as a character designer on the popular films How to Train Your Dragon and Coraline. He was also the art director for the television shows Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated; Chowder; and Samurai Jack; as well as a Development Artist for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The PowerPuff Girls, and Dexter’s Laboratory. He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 2015)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442490970
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD520L

Raves and Reviews

"the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences"

– Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/14

"Will get kiddos giggling"

– Booklist, January 2015

Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • CBC Children's Choice Book Award Finalist
  • Mississippi Magnolia Book Award Nominee

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