"Because of the Coronavirus" Written and Read by Pediatrician Dr. Deborah Rotenstein

When pediatric endocrinologist Deborah Rotenstein, MD, had to cancel a trip to visit her then 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter in Israel because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, she needed to find a way to explain why they could not visit in terms a young child would understand.

So Dr. Rotenstein, who has written books about health matters for children before, decided to write a book, “Because of the Coronavirus” to help explain the impacts of the virus to her 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter, as well as other children.