Maxine's Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters

Maxine's Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters

A cheerful and encouraging story to soothe kids' covid vaccine fears

Jan Zauzmer


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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!”
Scott does not want a shot.
Jervis is nervous, Franky is cranky, Biffy is iffy, and Cary is wary.
Can Maxine help her critters get over their jitters . . . ?

Perfect for any child afraid of shots or needles, this rhyming book is a “must-read-aloud”! Spunky Maxine takes charge of her vaccine fears with a playful game of pretend: Her adorable stuffed animals are the patients, and Dad steps in as the “vet.”

Just in time for the kids’ covid vaccine—and relevant to any pediatric shot—Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters will delight children ages 5 and under who face this understandable fear. No need to be grouchy about this little ouchy!


Jan Zauzmer:
Jan Zauzmer is the author of If You Go with Your Goat to Vote and Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters. A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, Jan lives with her husband near Philadelphia, PA, where they raised their three children.