Masks are everywhere. What do kids think about that?
When Lucy finds out her mom is making her a special mask she’s excited. Lucy loves masks! She dives into her toy box full of costumes and opens a world of imagination and make-believe adventure, far beyond the walls of her room. Of course, she doesn’t realize that the mask her mom is making is not part of a costume but one that will keep her safe and make her a real-life superhero.
This book is not a science lesson about germs and protection. It’s a simple fun story that helps make mask-wearing more relatable and less scary. Parents and educators have found it to be a wonderful tool to start a conversation about germs, viruses, the pandemic, and what families have to do to keep themselves and others safe.
For children heading to schools that will require them to wear masks, and for parents, grandparents and teachers looking for stories that give comfort and reassurance to kids about the changes around them, Lucy’s Mask is a welcome addition to reading time.
I ordered Lucy's Mask online this summer after a particularly tough afternoon, when one of my daughters flat-out refused to leave the house if it meant she had to put anything on her face. Like all good children's books, the story is told in layers: There are the characters and the plot, but there's also the message, broken down into pint-size bits that hit at just the right level for little ears and brains. -- Debra Kamen, On Parenting, The Washington Post
Lucy's Mask helps anxious children learn to feel comfortable with our new mask-wearing reality. -- Caroline Bologna, Huffington Post
Lucy's Mask...tries to engage the little reader's moral sense through the main character's imaginative flight about all the exciting things she can be as soon as her mother finishes making her a mask. It takes just a few words from her mother to convince Lucy that she will be playing a much more important role than an ordinary superhero when she wears a mask that covers her mouth instead of her eyes. That is a kind of everyday heroism we can all emulate..." -- Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University