What’s All the Commotion? A Book about Social Distancing (Eldredge Books, 6/24/20) is a new tool for incoming kindergarteners and grade-schoolers to help them process and understand Covid-19 and social distancing. Young children ages 2 to 8 will enjoy this inclusive picture book.

What’s All the Commotion has been peer-reviewed by child psychologists and advocacy readers for content supporting developmentally appropriate, child centered conversations. Stephanie Ryan, educator, children’s author and scientist says: “I love that What’s all the Commotion treats children as real people with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that need to be worked through as they try to understand what is happening with COVID-19. The illustrations are beautiful and really highlight the connection that we form with others around the world by socially distancing ourselves to save them.”

Spanish and Russian editions

Social Good

“What’s All the Commotion” is a social story made for children effected by the Covid-19. Parents and caregivers struggling to adapt to once unthinkable circumstances now have a resource they can turn to. Not only was the book itself, created for the greater social good, all profits go to No Kid Hungry.

The Author

Jessie Glenn is a memoirist with essays in NYT Modern Love, WaPo, Salon, and elsewhere. In addition, they have a forthcoming memoir expected in 2022. Former professor at Portland State University’s Masters in Publishing program Jessie Glenn is the current director of Mindbuck Media Book Publicity. Residing in Portland, Oregon, Jessie has five children, two of whom requested a book about the commotion.

Illustrated by Kevin King, a Black BLM muralist, illustrator and artist from Montgomery, Alabama. We love this article about his new non-profit, King’s Canvas.


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