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Oregon man writes children’s book on COVID-19, staying home

BEND, Ore. – An author in Bend, Oregon wrote and illustrated a children’s book about the coronavirus pandemic encouraging them to stay home.

“Even Superheroes stay Home” by Jamie McGaw is about a superhero who does “superhero things,” like helping around the house.

In fact, the main character is based on McGaw’s three-year-old son, James, who loves superheroes, and never takes off his superhero cape.

“The first time I showed it to him, he pointed at the page and he said ‘That looks like me,’ and that was the greatest compliment - not being an accomplished illustrator,” said McGaw. "But it’s been great. My son is now going around the house looking for things to do to help with or kindness to share with his family - inspired by this book that we read every night.”

The book is available for free online. You can find it here.