Vaccines Explained ~ Ohemma Boahemma, Illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi

The book “Vaccines Explained” describes how vaccines work, their history and why vaccines are important. Suitable for 4 to 8 years old the book has simple text and colourful illustrations to educate, as well as, entertain little readers. For the scientific words, there is a glossary given at the end of the book to explain the concepts.

Cover of “Vaccines Explained”

For the past two years, the world has been in the grip of a pandemic. There are been countless lives affected and the economy of the world has suffered due to the frequent lockdown. One weapon, to fight the pandemic has been the vaccine. I received a copy of “Vaccines Explained” from Language Lizards, who publish books that celebrate diversity.”Vaccines Explained” introduces the concept of vaccines to children in a simple, enjoyable way. In today’s age of vaccine hesitancy, this book is a step in the right direction.

The illustrations are the plus point of the book, “Vaccines Explained”. They are multicultural, representing cultures that are usually overlooked. The illustration, that I liked the most, was of the scientists working in the lab researching/developing vaccines. This illustration has women working alongside men. One can hope that little girls will be inspired by such illustrations to venture into the scientific field.

Language Lizards promoting multicultural resources

Apart from English, “Vaccines Explained” is also available in Chinese, Arabic, French and Spanish. Having the book in different languages makes the book more accessible to children who don’t read English. The language books are also bi-lingual. For example, in the Chinese language version, a Chinese sentence is followed by an English one. This, in turn, will also help a child learn to read English.

“Vaccines Explained” is a great book to educate children about the power of vaccines.

“Vaccines Explained” is in multiple languages

“Vaccines Explained” can be purchased from Language Lizard as well as Amazon


This book was given to me for review for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, 2022.


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5 thoughts on “Vaccines Explained ~ Ohemma Boahemma, Illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi

  1. This review is extremely useful for everybody especially for young generation. The language used by author is praise worthy from understanding point of view.
    I wish to take liberty to express my thanks to the author of the book for needed opening the door of the “topic” for the betterment of society.
    Dr. S.K. Nanda

    Liked by 1 person

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