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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Book Review: WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK by Coy Bowles (C)

by Coy Bowles 
Release date: January 10th, 2017
Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Format: Hardcover 
Format read: ARC
My rating: 4 1/2 stars 


Sneezing? Coughing? Taking a sick day?

Don't worry, you'll be feeling better soon thanks to this hilarious picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. Full of encouraging - and super silly - rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude. 
When You're Feeling Sick is just what the doctor ordered!

Comes with a sheet of stickers to bring a smile to every sick kid's face.


A super fun, silly and interactive book that will cheer up the boogiest kid in the world!

A very funny story about the things that happen when you get sick and what you should and shouldn't do to get better. Full of hysterical anecdotes and matching colorful illustrations - your little patient will definitely crack a smile if not laugh out loud and shoot snot-rockets out of their nose! 

The rhyming is fun and oftentimes gets a bit off track with silly strings of no-nonsense tongue-twisting run-on sentences that will sure be fun to go over and over until you get it right. The illustrations are bright and cartoon-like making it seem like you're watching a tv show and in their world.

Written after the author and his father spent a long time at his mother's bedside at the hospital and meeting an old high school friend's sick daughter, he wanted to write something that would not only entertain children while they are sick, but to also encourage them to stay strong, to take their medicine and to be hopeful that one day they will be better. 

I do believe that this book is wonderful for any child going through any type of illness. It talks about not letting the germs win, doing the right things to get better and in the end, everything will be alright as it is intended to be. 

This bright and colorful book will definitely be remembered and very much requested whenever your kiddo is sick!

*An ARC was sent to me by the publisher for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.


Coy Bowles plays guitar and organ and writes songs for the multi-platinum Zac Brown Band. They have won three Grammys and since 2009 have earned 55 award nominations from the Grammys, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, and Country Music Television. 

Born in Thomaston, Georgia, Coy was raised on love, support, and the idea that he could do anything he put his heart and soul into. 

After earning a degree from Georgia State University's Jazz Studies program, Coy formed the band Coy Bowles and the Fellowship. In 2006, they opened for the Zac Brown Band, and soon after Zac asked Coy to join his band full time. 

Coy's first book, the self-published Amy Giggles: Laugh Out Loud, teaches kids to accept themselves as they are. 

Links: Website / Goodreads

1 comment:

  1. Silly indeed. I've been collecting picture books for my niece and nephew (and possibly future children), so this one is perfect for them. Love that there's rhyming and colorful illustrations they'll love. Thanks for bringing this to my attention :)


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