Merle The Traveling Girl

Practicing Social Distancing during the Pandemic

by Regina F. Pumphrey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781489741998
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781489741974
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781489741981

About the Book

Merle is a little girl who uses a magical box to travel the world and help children stay clean and healthy through one simple message: wash your hands. All is well until everyone learns about a virus traveling at the speed of light! The virus is called coronavirus, and it is very serious. Merle’s magic box goes wild as children all over the globe call for help. They’re scared of getting sick but even more afraid of something happening to their nanas and papas. Merle manages to calm the kids down by sending a new message of social distancing. Children can be superheroes by avoiding large gatherings like sporting events and sleepovers. They can use technology to talk to friends. Together, kids around the world work to take this virus down by practicing social distancing and always washing their hands! Merle the Traveling Girl is intended to help ease children’s fears about the coronavirus pandemic and teach them how to stay safe through healthy habits.

About the Author

Regina F. Pumphrey graduated from Virginian Wesleyan College and Cambridge College. She is an early childhood special education teacher with the Virginia Beach City public schools. Regina has also worked ten years with Early Discoveries, a program for at-risk children. A retired military spouse, she has been married to her supportive husband for thirty-seven years, and they have three beautiful children.