Nurse Florence(R): Why and How Do We Sneeze? follows three friends who learn from the nurse about sneezing using medical terminology in a way children can understand. What was the inspiration for your story?
The Nurse Florence series explores general science concepts (i.e. sneezing) and diseases so that families can understand how their body better. We’re going to explore all interesting human body questions so it was time to do one about sneezing.
What were some educational aspects that were important for you to include in this children’s book?
I wanted kids to understand what kinds of things may cause a sneeze in their environment so that’s why we discussed allergens. I also wanted kids to understand the complexity of a sneeze so that’s why we included things about the brain and some muscles to show the interaction that goes within the body. Our bodies are amazing and I want to share the excitement of human physiology with young readers.
What were some goals you set for yourself as a writer in this book?
My goal for every Nurse Florence book is to make sure that the writing is understandable at an elementary level. My nine year old daughter is one of my editors and she gives me the thumbs up before publishing any of these books.
What is the next book in the Nurse Florence series that you are working on, and when will it be available?
Dow Creative Enterprises is publishing a new book almost every week. Check our website to see a picture of them all. We are about to publish Nurse Florence, What is Arthritis? which will help kids understand what their loved ones may be going through. Our goal is to publish around 500 books in the series by the end of 2026 where a family would buy the disease books that affect their family so that everyone can feel more informed about their health. Even parents are reporting learning something new in every book.
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