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A timely, deadly review

Posted on | August 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

I shouldn’t have been excited to read this week’s news about an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, or the new flu virus found in seals but given that on Friday I reviewed a children’s book which features both Ebola and pandemic flu over at the STEM Friday blog, I couldn’t help being pleased with my sense of timing!

To read my review of Plagues, Pox and Pestilence by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly, which has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, head on over to the STEM Friday roundup. But only if you’re not of a squeamish disposition!

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4 Responses to “A timely, deadly review”

  1. Danielle
    August 5th, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Loved the review! Though, I’m absolutely of the squeamish sort. But despite my aversion to all things icky and germ related I still think this would be an excellent teaching book.

    Absolutely great timing as well! I had no idea about the other seal virus…scary! ;)
    Danielle recently posted..Book Review: Nanny Piggins and The Wicked Plan by R. A. Spratt

  2. Zoe
    August 5th, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    oh yes Danielle – think this book could be used really well in both history and science classes.

  3. rachel slater
    August 5th, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    As a microbiologist before motherhood, this looks ace! I have got to get it. Brilliant blog post
    rachel slater recently posted..Share a book #4

  4. Zoe
    August 5th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    ooh rachel, yes, you must get it – and then I’d love to hear your thoughts about it :-) Do, please, let me know how you get on.
    Zoe recently posted..A timely, deadly review

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