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Sherm the Germ

“Baby play, baby play, all day: hooray! Suddenly—aachoo! Sneeze! Cough! Boo-hoo!”

Baby's perfect day of play is interrupted by an unwelcome, microbial visitor—the diabolical, yet somehow lovable, Sherm the Germ!  Written by pediatrician and health literacy expert Dr. John Hutton, and brought to life through playful (if contagious) illustrations, this fun, rhyming book describes the stages of becoming sick and then all-better. A perfect read-aloud for get well soon, budding physician/scientists, or any time at all!

Publication Information

List Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-24-0
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Board book
Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"
Page Count: 14
Ages: 0-3

About the Author: 

Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician, clinical research fellow, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore. His research foci are the effect of shared reading on brain development, general early and pediatric health literacy, and the health effects of electronic media on young children, as well as the importance of a solid foundation in words and play.

About the Illustrator: 

Maria Montag is an artist and creator in multiple media. A graduate of Miami University, her sense of adventure has brought her as far as New Zealand where she met her husband Trev. They reside in Cincinnati Ohio, building their dream of a sustainable lifestyle for their future family.