Thursday, 27 January 2011

Medikidz explain Swine Flu - by Dr K. Chilman-Blair

Title: What's up with Jasmine? - Medikidz Explain Swine Flu
Author: Dr Kim Chilman-Blair
Publisher: Medikidz
Published:  Dec 2009
ISBN: 978-1906935337

Rating: 4/5

The cover on this comic is bright and engaging.  In this edition, MediKidz take Vijay on a journey through Mediland, a planet in the shape of the human body, to understand what Swine Flu is so that he can pass the information on to his sister Jasmine, who has the virus.

I found this informative and helpful.  It's packed full of information on how Swine Flu gets into your body, how your body reacts to the virus and what steps you can take to prevent the virus from spreading.  We don't see as much from Gastro this time round, so it doesn't have as much humour in as previous issues we've reviewed, but is more focused on explaining exactly what Swine Flue is, which is very helpful.  Shaun liked the Medi-Jet and when the Medikidz took Vijay on board to begin his journey. 

This is a fantastic comic to help explain Swine Flu, which I found helpful, although Shaun didn't seem to be able to tell me in his own words after reading this what he thought Swine Flu was, so for him it would need more than a couple of readings to truly understand the concept (which is bizarre, as he's had no difficulty with the others so far!)

Source: A review copy was loaned in exchange for an honest review.

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