Rose’s Superhero Birthday: An Immune Cell Treasure Hunt is a book that takes children on a journey of discovery about the immune cells that keep them safe every day. A curious and inspired girl, Rose has asked her immunologist mom for a science-themed birthday party, complete with a B cell birthday cake. The book follows Rose and her friends through the joys of childhood, including treasure hunts and self-made theatrical performances, while simplifying and illuminating some of the deeper complexities of the immune system.
What people are saying:
“My son wanted to read it cover to cover twice in a row and said “yeah!” and threw up his arms when they killed the virus.” – C.T., mom and nurse
“Love your book! Unique, scientific, and fun with terrific illustrations. I learned so much about immune cells.” – J.F., healthcare consultant
“I’m very interested in science education and see your book as a great way to introduce a complicated subject and not just to children! I expect to learn from it too.” – R.C., scientist
“My 9 year old granddaughter and I read it last night and she loved it! She said “NOW I understand why I feel so terrible when I get sick, there’s lot of stuff going on in my body”!” – J.L., grandmother and immunologist
“Inspiring on many levels!” – C.X., mom and management scientist
“”Science for little girls” is such a worthwhile message.” – A.G., mom and immunologist
“I love seeing ways for scientists to communicate (and demystify) what they do.” – B.C., scientist
What you’ll learn:
The storyline is geared toward girls and boys ages 4-10, but adults and caregivers will learn along the way as well. Readers will learn:
- What major cell types comprise the human immune system
- The primary functions of each of the major cell types
- How these cell types work together / communicate
- How children can work together to achieve a fun outcome!
In addition to the storyline, the book features an appendix that provides a detailed but accessible summary of each of the cell types, an immune cell family tree, and vignettes on common topics: