BOOK REVIEW - Maya's Tiny Warriors by Manasi Vegesna
Book Title: Maya's Tiny Warriors by Manasi Vegesna
Category: Children's Fiction (ages 4 to 8), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Manasi Vegesna
Release date: Oct 2023
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
On the first day of school, Maya wakes up with a terrible flu. As she sneezes, coughs, and burns up with a fever, she can’t quite understand why she is sick. And why isn’t she getting better?
Thankfully for her, there are tiny warriors in her body that are battling for her well-being. Follow these warriors as they fight to keep Maya safe in this epic showdown between the immune system and the flu.
For ages 4-8, this book is perfect for young kids learning how their body works. By accompanying Maya’s warriors on their journey, readers will better understand their immune systems and illnesses.
Maya’s Tiny Warriors is a lighthearted and educational book
geared toward readers aged 4-8. The book is an excellent conversation started
about the immune system and how it protects us against the myriad of germs we
encounter while out in the world.
In this story, it’s Maya’s first day of school. When she
wakes up she knows something isn’t right and definitely knows something isn’t
right when the sight of her favorite pancakes make her tummy turn. When her mom
says she has a fever and she’s staying home, she’s disappointed and wonders if
her friends miss her. As she spends the day sleeping, her body is waging a
major war against the germs. Each cell with their own job (B-cells, T-cells, Macrophages,
etc.) is working together to conquer the nasty germs. The next morning, she wakes
up feeling good as new, jumping out of bed and ready for her second day of
The book is beautifully
illustrated and it’s the illustrations that truly bring this story to life.
Bright and colorful, this book will engage your little reader while also
sparking curiosity at marvels of the human body to heal itself. The story is
also well written, and I’d love to see this become a series teaching children
about the variety of things happening in their body at any given time!
Manasi Vegesna is a passionate author from Arizona who is interested in biology and medicine. She has utilized her love for immunology in order to help future young generations face their sickness with courage. In the future, she hopes to further dive into the wonders of science through more imaginative stories. Currently a high school senior, she continues to remain curious. When she’s not doing her homework, you can catch her playing the violin or reading a book. Or, she’s probably binging Disney movies.
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