READ & REVIEWED: Invisible Enemies by Hwee Goh
Updated: Dec 26, 2020
Invisible Enemies delves into the pandemics our world has experienced with easy-to-comprehend writing and humour-packed illustrations--both kids and adults will find this a timely and interesting read.
We're living in times when we're all trying to make sense of the world. And it's in such times, children do become overwhelmed as they pick up our anxieties and hear news about the sad truths of our world. That's why as a parent, I'm truly grateful for books like Invisible Enemies (written by Hwee Goh) that helps children understand about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Invisible Enemies delves into the pandemics our world has experienced, including COVID-19, in language that is easy for young children to understand. Aside from presenting the facts, I particularly appreciate that the book also touches on the thereafter, like combating irrational fears, xenophobia and questioning information we see in messages and social media as means to tackle fake news--all valuable tools that will help our children manage their worries about the current virus outbreak.
The book is also packed with humourous illustrations by David Liew that we couldn't get enough of. Though my girls (in P2 and P4) have finished reading the book, they would still go back to the book to read and laugh at the jokes in the illustrations (we disagree with the antibody illustration at the end of the book that said the jokes are awful 😂).
While the book is written such that it's easy for children to understand, I found it very engaging myself especially when it came to past pandemics that I wasn't familiar with. Invisible Enemies is definitely a timely and interesting read for both kids and adults.
Disclaimer: I had purchased this book, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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