It might just be the perfect bedtime book to send you right off to sleep.
A children’s tale about America’s top doctor on infectious diseases is to be released later this year.
The book, entitled, Dr Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor is to be published on June 29 Simon & Schuster, and recommended to be ideal for children between the ages of 4 and 8.
The read which is set to turn science fact back into to a work of fiction describes Fauci’s colorful story on Amazon as being about ‘a curious boy in Brooklyn, delivering prescriptions from his father’s pharmacy on his blue Schwinn bicycle.
A children’s book has been written about the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci due out in June
‘His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions,’ the blurb details. ‘Consider all the data, and never give up – and Anthony’s ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life.’
Despite not being endorsed byJoe Biden’s chief medical adviser, author Kate Messner says she wrote the book in the hope of inspiring children to be like the doctor who has become the face the coronavirus during the course of the pandemic.
‘Before Tony Fauci was America’s doctor, he was a kid with a million questions, about everything from the tropical fish in his bedroom to the things he was taught in Sunday school,’ Messner said to CNN.
‘I’m really hopeful that curious kids who read this book – those we’re counting on to solve tomorrow’s scientific challenges – will see themselves in the pages of Dr Fauci’s story and set their goals just as high,’ she continued.
The story isn’t a complete fairy tale though with Messner claiming that she spoke to Fauci ‘at the edges of his long work days’ either before starting the day or as he left his office.
Fauci has not officially endorsed the book but it was written with both the doctor’s permission and approval along with a series of Zoom interviews with the author
The book is set to be the talk of the playground with promises to include ‘a timeline, recommended reading, plus a full spread of facts about vaccines and how they work, along with Dr Fauci’s own tips for future scientists.’
Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has served seven presidents but he only really achieved global fame as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold.
Fauci has also served as an advisor to every president since Ronald Reagan was in office.
Fauci received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award, in 2008 from then-President George W. Bush for his decades of work, dating back to the earliest days of the AIDS crisis.
‘I’ve been in a very unique position of now being one of the very, very few people who were there from the very first day of HIV,’ he said to The Guardian during an interview last year.
Despite being 80 years old, the doctor has attempted to bridge the generations and reached out to children last year as he told them he had saved Christmas by flying to the North Pole to give Santa a shot of the coronavirus vaccine.
Messner will now be hoping that it is her book which will end up going viral and that children inspired by the doctor’s performance and teachings might be eager to pick up a copy.
Sen. Josh Hawley lost his book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster in January ‘after his role in what became a dangerous threat.’ Hawley is pictured giving a clinched-first salute to the MAGA mob who would later overwhelm Capitol Hill
The publisher behind the Fauci fable, Simon & Schuster, was under fire in January having cancelled Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s book after the Capitol Hill riot.
‘We did not come to this decision lightly,’ Simon & Schuster told The New York Times. ‘As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat.’
The senator responded by tweeting a statement ‘on the woke mob.’
‘This could not be more Orwellian,’ Hawley responded. ‘We’ll see you in court,’ he offered, complaining that he was being canceled.
He said he was just ‘representing my constituents’ and ‘leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity.’
‘…Which they have now decided to redefine as sedition,’ he wrote.
Hawley was the first senator who said he’d support a House GOP plan to challenge some of the Electoral College votes from swing states – an effort President Donald Trump supported, as it extended the farce he was feeding to his supporters that the election result could be overturned.
Hawley’s book was later picked up by conservative Regnery Publishing and is scheduled to be released this spring.
The publisher behind the Fauci fable, Simon & Schuster, was under fire in January having cancelled Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s book after the Capitol Hill riot