Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic is a coloring book with a short story. As the months of the year pass, the pandemic gets old. For a while, school is at home, then there is hybrid school, then back to regular school, off and on again. It is a difficult time for an eight-year-old girl who happens to be Miss Owl. This paperback coloring book is available on Amazon. Miss Owl has been coloring with her gel pens which could take some time, but the colors and bright and neat. Colored pencils or crayons would also work. The artists for this book are Oxana Cerra of Teacher’s Clipart, and her son, Gabriel. They kindly drew images I requested as custom art. Teacher’s Clipart has previously illustrated my other books.


I ran the text through the analyzer and it is “unofficially” 410L through 600L. I think that is about right.


Miss Owl coloring with gel pens and thinking over the past year.


Miss Owl with a nice cake pop riding in the car. How is she supposed to eat it with a mask on?


Miss Owl choosing which colors of pens to use for her page.


Below are some images of the pages from the coloring book.

There were special rules for the pandemic like social distance, wear masks, and wash your hands extra well.

There were special rules for the pandemic like social distance 6 feet apart, wash your hands extra well, don’t touch your face, and wear a mask.


It was odd and a little scary to see everyone wearing masks.


By July, we had to cancel our trip to Paris to see our cousins and also we could not take the cruise with them.

By November, schools were closed again.

What would November bring? Would the school be hybrid or regular classes? Well, it was all distance learning.


You might also like our free PDF downloads for coloring, writing thank you letters to helpers, and more as described below.

Our parenting pages may also be of interest.

Thank you for reading, Carolyn


Covid-19 Venn Diagram, Rules, and Thank You Letter Free Instant Download PDF — What was life like a short time ago? Children are sure to fondly remember being able to leave the house, go places, and do things. This free PDF printable has several pages from which parents and teachers may choose.


You might also like the other Miss Owl blog posts, many with free instant educational download PDFs.


This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

Miss Owl’s Adventures
Snow Globes & PDF
Miss Owl’s New Room
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Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand the Bull free book companion PDF instant download
Back to School Free Printable
Skip Counting Puzzles Back to School Free PDF

Miss Owl’s trip included a visit to Disneyland in Paris

Disneyland Paris
Free Printable Placemats

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota


Plant Venus Fly Trap Seeds

Venus Fly Trap Seeds
Nocturnal Animals English and French

Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

Eidem Homestead
Farm 3-part Cards Free
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Fishing Clinic
Free ABC Fishing Activity
Free Christmas Sukoku and Playdough Mats
5 Fun Places
Meet My Mom
Minnesota Zoo
Free Word Search and Coloring PDF
More Fun Places
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

Nature Center Fun Learning
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Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic coloring book on Amazon

Read the blog post about the book and see sample pages at this link.

Nature Center Fun Learning
Peg Doll Family Free PDF Pattern

The Plaza Playground experience was pure joy for Miss Owl and us as we watched her jump and play. It is close by and is open 365 days a year. She loved the Kangaroo jumping floor the best.

Plaza Playground
Miss-Owls-Cat and books about pet loss for children

Books to help children through their grief over a loss of a pet.

Good Things About My Pet

Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

Fairy Gardens
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

Story Time Nature Center