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Video: Northern Minnesota woman writes children's book on coronavirus

Aug 01, 2020 07:05AM ● By Editor

Watch the WDIO-TV report here

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From WDIO-TV - July 31, 2020

An Aurora woman was inspired to give kids a fun and cheerful explanation of the coronavirus and did this by writing a children's book about it.

Renee Koroshec wrote the book based off teddy bears she owns that she put outside her home back in April to encourage people to wear face masks.

"When Teddy was hanging on the mailbox people would toot their horn. If for some reason he wasn’t hanging out there I would get phone calls asking if he was all right. I posted pictures of them daily on Facebook and my Facebook followers kept encouraging me to write the children's books so I did," said Koroshec.

The book is called "The Adventures of Teddy and Tilda, the Corona Bears." In the book, the bears wake up from hibernation and learn about the coronavirus and the new health guidelines they need to follow.

"The purpose is to relieve the anxiety of young kids who are living through the corona pandemic, give them something cheerful to look at," said Koroshec.

Koroshec has sold over 1,000 copies of the book and has done book signings for it across the Northland. She said she hopes the book is helping families teach their kids about coping with the health pandemic and is something those kids can pass on to their kids in the future.

The book is sold at several book stores across the Northland:

Bookstore at Fitger's, Duluth

Andrews's Camera, Virginia

The Hive Coffee and Bakehouse, Aurora

Cutting Edge Beauty Shop, Aurora

Joy Company, Grand Marais

Lake Lovers Vintage, Grand Rapids

Pine Grove Gallery, Biwabik

Eclips Salon, Hoyt Lakes

You can also send an email to Koroshec and the bears at [email protected]

On Tuesday Koroshec will have a book signing outside of Andrew's Camera from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

To read the original report and see related stories, follow this link to the WDIO-TV website.

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