The Coronavirus Pandemic brought out many emotions, experiences, feelings, and strengths. Have you ever wondered what your dog thinks when you leave home? What about when there is a change in his routine? Take a trip through a day in the life of Homer, the dog. Suddenly, life as he knew it came to a halt, and he experiences many changes alongside his human companions. He also realizes his value in comforting his human companions and being together. What is this Coronavirus? How can the situation be made better? Watch as they find the value of what matters: kindness, positivity, and staying connected. “The Day the Humans Stayed Home” is a fun book for the whole family.
“What a fresh perspective the book, The Day the Humans Stayed Home, provides! Miss Wood establishes an adorable and creative storyline starring Homer, as he shares the impact of Covid-19 from a viewpoint that is fun for all ages! A fun furry four legged friend that is also experiencing the transitions taking place in everyday home life. The pandemic has changed the outside world but it also has changed all aspects of life. Homer enlightens the reader that not only are the humans affected! A great family read!”
– Amber De Souza, East Lyme, CT
“I love this story! The Day the Humans Stayed Home provides a way for children to process what happened during the Pandemic while thinking of it through the eyes of their furry loved ones. I especially love how it talks about humans needing extra love also. The story is uplifting, relatable, and suitable for kids of all ages.”
– Melissa Robinson, Groton, CT
“Wow! What a beautiful story. The Coronavirus, life as we know it, family, and our homes have been such pivotal components of this Pandemic. Explaining the virus through the eyes of our beloved pets is the perfect touch!”
– Tara Grove, Montville, CT
About the Author
Aimee Wood is a teacher from New London, CT. She studied Athletic Training and Sport Management at Mitchell College, earning two degrees before receiving her teacher’s certification from Charter Oak State College. She is currently teaching pre-kindergarten at The Friendship School in Waterford, CT, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education. When she is not teaching, she enjoys writing, drawing, painting, being outside, playing softball and football, and being an Auntie. The Day the Humans Stayed Home is her first children’s book, and she hopes to publish more.
About the Illustrator
Amanda Haack has held various positions at Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London since 2012. In the last few years, she has worked as a Substitute teacher and Enrichment Presenter. Originally from the Buckeye State in Toledo, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Two-Dimensional Art at Bowling Green State University. When Amanda is not at the school, she is creating new projects, reading, cuddling with her pets Nutmeg (dog) and Ichabod (cat). The Day the Humans Stayed Home is the first book she has illustrated, and she hopes there are many more books in the future.