The Extraordinary Pause
by Sara Sadik, illustrated by Karine Jaber
THE EXTRAORDINARY PAUSE reflects upon how things have changed and what we have not only lost but also gained during the COVID-19 pandemic in a light manner appropriate for even the youngest readers. It gives a simplified yet meaningful look at the pandemic from a child’s point of view, which was marked by the closing of schools and playgrounds as well as the extra time with parents at home. It is complimented with thoughtful and poignant illustrations using a minimal color palette and plenty to explore for the young audiences.
This book will have a place in your kids' permanent collection of their childhood memories for when they some day look back and reflect on the era of The Extraordinary Pause. It will be a place to return to as we reflect with our kids on the traumatic period they experienced and help them to grapple with all the social, physical, and mental parts of the journey.