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Grand Rapids sisters design COVID-19 coloring book

Posted at 5:07 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 11:05:17-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Two sisters from West Michigan are putting a positive spin on this pandemic by connecting kids and adults with their creative side.

Rivka Hodgkinson and Carolyn Yonkers created a coloring book to help explain the words associated with COVID-19.

Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a word we have heard over the past few months.

The purpose is to explain it in a way that is less scary or negative plus, coloring can reduce stress and help the family bond.

"Words are so important how we use words are so important. so giving people common definitions around these words and what they actually mean," said author Rivka Hodgkinson. "When we talk about what does distance mean, what does quarantine mean? why do we wear masks?" she said.

"I try to really have a variety of difficulties and in the illustrations were some pages are more detailed and up there pages a little bit more simple," said illustrator Carolyn Yonkers. "So you can have all the family get together and color those pages for sure".

You can download your free copy now here and also donate to their Kickstarter campaign as the women hope to print larger amounts and donate them locally.