Scrub

How a Simple Soap Saved the Day

Children - Picture Book
24 Pages
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
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Author Biography

Suzanne Belliveau grew up in eastern Canada in Moncton, New Brunswick. She has dedicated her career to international development, working mainly in Latin America. Her work included managing health promotion projects that aimed to communicate key messages about how to prevent common illnesses. Now a resident of Ottawa, she is raising two young kids. This has inspired a new form of communicating prevention messages, through children’s literature.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

Scrub is a little bar of soap that lives on a pink dish in the bathroom. He loves jumping into action during a bath where he slips and slides until every part is clean. He might enjoy bath time but what he enjoys the most is hand washing and getting rid of the germs that collect on them that could cause sickness. The germs he soaked up and washed away were ordinary, but Scrub wanted to fight a bad virus like measles or the flu. He practiced his fighting and scrubbing every day until he came upon Corona, the nastiest problem he had ever seen. It was a mean and nasty virus, but Scrub wouldn’t give up fighting until he got rid of Corona for good. After such a battle, little Scrub decided that maybe bath time was better.

I thought Suzanne Belliveau did a wonderful job giving life to an essential object and a purpose. During this pandemic, it’s important to teach our children proper hygiene and how something as simple as washing your hands can prevent you from catching a serious illness like the Corona Virus. Scrub: How a Simple Soap saved the day is a perfect book for such a lesson. The storyline was cute but informative and the main character is very likable. The illustrations were also very beautiful and went with the storyline perfectly. It’s a book I would definitely recommend reading to your children during this pandemic.