Coco Bear, named for corona and covid, was born during the Global Pandemic of 2020. When it is Coco Bear's birthday, the family gathers, as is their tradition, to view photos of the day Coco was born. Coco Bear is surprised by parents in masks, no visitors, no balloons, no gifts, none of the celebratory actions seen in sibling Scout's birthday photos. The precautions for the virus are explained and a crown (Spanish for corona) is worn instead of the traditional birthday hat. The family celebrates the positive side of the experience. This serves as a keepsake for all who experienced the virus, especially those families to whom babies were born.
ISBN : 978-1-83934-373-5
Pages : 33
Size : 156x156
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Dr. Mary Lou Guthrie McDonough has been a special educator for over forty years. She earned her doctorate in special education at Boston University, holds degrees from Harvard University, Rhode Island College and Lesley University. She has worked at several Boston universities. She has been a teacher of children with special needs and an inclusion specialist. She is founder and president of Educational Consultants of Boston. She has been married to her husband Bill for over forty years. Mary Lou is the proud mother of Will, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Dave, John, Paula and grandmother to John, Calvin, Conor, Claire, Eloise, Maggie and Bo.