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Children's Nonfiction Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries


How a Simple Soap Saved the Day

by (author) Suzanne Belliveau

Captus Creations
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Daily Activities, Stories in Verse
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
p to 1
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price

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Scrub loves washing germs away. He longs to fight a nasty virus, until one day a virus named Corona shows up. Is this simple soap ready for the challenge?

About the author

Contributor Notes

Suzanne Belliveau grew up in Moncton, NB. She spent much of her career working in international development and living in Latin America. She continues to work on social, development, and environmental issues in Canada. She has begun to merge her interests in development and storytelling by publishing stories to support a cause.

Excerpt: Scrub: How a Simple Soap Saved the Day (by (author) Suzanne Belliveau)

In a little pink dish on a shelf by the tub Lived a simple soap bar who called himself Scrub. Scrub was perfectly plain and remarkably flat, He sprang into action in time for the bath.

Scrub bounced off the belly like a big trampoline Then slid down the arms, leaving everything clean. He scoured the armpits, then peeked through the toes, Slipped into tight spaces where no one else goes.

Editorial Reviews

This story is pure fun from start to finish! A timely read aloud for the importance of health and hygiene- a perfect choice for teachers and parents hoping to teach the importance of hand washing. Do not pass this one up!

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