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Saturday, January 14, 2017

When You're Feeling Sick Blog Tour (picture book review)

When You’re Feeling Sick
By Coy Bowles
Illustrated by Andy Elkerton
January 10, 2017
Doubleday BFYR

This laugh-out-loud picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist for the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band, will have sick kids feeling better in no time!
Sneezing? Coughing? Taking a sick day? Don’t worry, you’ll be feeling better soon thanks to this hilarious picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band. Full of encouraging—and super-silly—rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude, When You’re Feeling Sick is just what the doctor ordered! Comes with a sheet of stickers to bring a smile to every sick kid’s face.


Coy Bowles' When You're Feeling Sick is a clever, charming picture book that will have little readers laughing out loud and feeling better in a jiffy! 

With whimsical and sing-song silly, rhyming text, the story in When You're Feeling Sick seems to excitedly jump right off the page. Bowles uses age-appropriate and giggle-inducing humor to perfectly describe what it feels like to be sick and provides wonderfully wacky do's and don'ts to deal with the sick monsters.

I love the bright, engaging illustrations, that are full of splashes of color, very expressive faces, and a lot of diverse characters. 

Funny enough, as I type this review I, like the book's characters, am dealing with my own yucky sick monsters, but When You're Feeling Sick, with its Sickness Song and sickness monster face, have definitely made me feel better!

*I received an ARC of this book for review purposes

COY BOWLES plays guitar and organ and writes songs for the multiplatinum Zac Brown Band. They have won three Grammys and since 2009 have earned 55 award nominations from the Grammys, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, and Country Music Television. Born in Thomaston, Georgia, Coy was raised on love, support, and the idea that he could do anything he put his heart and soul into. After earning a degree from Georgia State University’s Jazz Studies program, Coy formed the band Coy Bowles and the Fellowship. In 2006, they opened for the Zac Brown Band, and soon after Zac asked Coy to join his band full time. Coy’s first book, the self-published Amy Giggles: Laugh Out Loud, teaches kids to accept themselves as they are. Visit Coy at

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