Germs by Ross Collins

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Pox is not an ordinary germ. Sure, like other germs he takes the bubonic bus to Germ Academy, and he proves that he is unhealthy before he attends school. But Pox just doesn't understand why he should want to make a person miserable. Poor Pox is stuck at the bottom of his class. Luckily, Pox is smarter than his friends and teachers believe, and when he's sent to infect an innocent little girl named Myrtle, he makes some new friends and finds himself a much more suitable, healthy home. A delightfully silly-and educational-story from the nearly germ-free Ross Collins.

A hilarious and unique look at how we get sick-from the germ's point of view!

A Junior Library Guild Selection

About Ross Collins

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Ross Collins is the author and/or illustrator of many picture books for children, including The Three Grumpies, Busy Night, and Jack and the Dream Sack. He lives in Scotland, where he is usually very healthy.
Published October 4, 2004 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pox, a chicken-pox germ, attends Germ Academy and goes reluctantly on his first assignment: infecting a girl named Myrtle.

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The Soviet Union comes off far the worse: after signing the 1972 treaty prohibiting the development, production or stockpiling of biological weapons, Soviet germ-warfare scientists produced pathogens by the ton and to engineer a variety of new doomsday organisms.

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Ordered to infect a girl named Myrtle—"Mission: Spoil Birthday" read his marching orders—Pox decides to go over to the Immune System side, draws up a plan (a switcheroo involving Myrtle's dog) to defeat a second wave of germs and the child becomes "Mighty Myrtle, The Girl Who Is Never Sick."

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