Project Description

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29 March 2022
RRP: $29.99
ISBN: 9781615198382
Hardback, 32 pages
235 x 210 mm
Picture Book

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Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters

by Jan Zauzmer, illustrated by Corlette Douglas

A shot can be a little frightening – but it’s quick, as quick as lightning!

When Maxine tells her pets, ‘Let’s get to the vet!,’ her toy ocelot does not want a shot. Her pooch won’t scooch, and her budgie won’t budge. But Maxine is not shy, so she tells them all why – and her pets know it’s smart, coming straight from the heart.

Off they all scurry (with more or less worry), from the kitten named Mitten to the filly called Millie. It’s the smallest of pinches (the finch barely flinches). And after the vaccine? They have snacks à la Maxine!

About the Author

Jan Zauzmer is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School. Jan has hatched innovative community programs and published plucky civic opinion pieces. She is the author of Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters and her debut book, If You Go with Your Goat to Vote. She lives near Philadelphia, PA.

About the Illustrator

Corlette Douglas loves creating whimsical, fun and adventurous images of POC kids and silly animals. She knew from a very young age that all she ever wanted to do was draw, so she dedicated herself to getting better and better and building a unique style that delivers a ‘blast of colors and fun chaos’ on every page. Corlette is a born-and-raised resident of Brooklyn, NY.