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New Book Shows Children How the Body Fights Germs

OMAHA, Neb. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

Author Byron Oberst draws on his experiences as a pediatric physician to give children a basic explanation of how the body’s defense mechanisms work in his colorful new book, “Brownie Bill and the Health Pirates” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Ideal for children 2 – 7, “Brownie Bill and the Health Pirates” tells the story of Bobbie, a little boy who wakes up with a sore throat and fever one morning. His mother takes him to visit Doctor Getwell, who prescribes antibiotics and reminds Bobbie to drink lots of fluids and always remember to wash his hands.

Bobbie gets some help from his friend Brownie Bill, who helps Bobbie’s body fight off the germs brought in by Black Bart, the leader of the germ pirates who invade children’s bodies and make them sick. Colorful illustrations by Bill Shook bring the characters to life, and children learn important techniques for battling germs in this informational story.

An excerpt from “Brownie Bill and the Health Pirates”:

“The Brownie at the Nerve Center is working very hard to send and receive all messages about everything needed to help little Bobbie get well.

Now Brownie Bill’s troops and Reddie and Whitey’s pals join forces and jump into the bloodstream to attack the bad germ pirates!”

“Brownie Bill and the Health Pirates”
By Byron Oberst
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 44 pages | ISBN 9781466990982
E-Book | ISBN 9781466990999
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Byron Oberst has had a long and distinguished career in pediatric medicine. He received a lifetime membership in the National Association of Children’s Learning Disabilities for his pioneering work with children and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics established the Byron Oberst Award, which is given to an outstanding contributor to computer applications to pediatric medicine. Oberst is also the author of “Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010,” “The Tale of a Mother, Her Three Sons, and Their Dog” and is the co-author of “Computers in Private Practice Management.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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