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Melanie's Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don't have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox. There are many health messages for parents to expand on about keeping healthy.


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Melanie's Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don't have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox. There are many health messages for parents to expand on about keeping healthy.

30 review for Melanie's Marvelous Measles

  1. 5 out of 5

    Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    The ignorance is astounding. Once upon a time, vaccines saved people. Back in the Dark Ages (meaning the time before iPhones), people were dying in droves of smallpox, measles, influenza, polio. And then some dude named Jenner (not the one who's stepfather to the Kardashians, FYI) abused some poor cows, invented the cowpox virus and lo and behold, we haz a vaccine! Fewer people died. The method became refined. We developed more vaccines for other illnesses. People now lived to die of diabeetus, he The ignorance is astounding. Once upon a time, vaccines saved people. Back in the Dark Ages (meaning the time before iPhones), people were dying in droves of smallpox, measles, influenza, polio. And then some dude named Jenner (not the one who's stepfather to the Kardashians, FYI) abused some poor cows, invented the cowpox virus and lo and behold, we haz a vaccine! Fewer people died. The method became refined. We developed more vaccines for other illnesses. People now lived to die of diabeetus, heart disease, and drug use instead of an early, untimely death at age 8. Well, 8 was pretty old back then, before the time of iPhones. You were probably a spinster if you weren't a grandmother by 14. But that's beside the point. The point was that, with vaccines, you could have lived to 20. Take that, bitches. So now, in the Golden Age of iPhones, somehow we've gone fucking backwards in time. People somehow have this idea that vaccines cause autism. Vaccines will give you cancer. Vaccines make your stupid little fucking children go hyperactive like they've just eaten an entire bag of chocolate. Which they probably have. But no, VACCINES! VACCINES! Blame the fucking vaccines! Thanks to those who refuse vaccines to their children, we've gone backwards. Polio is now a thing again! Imagine that! An illness which we almost thoroughly eradicated is now a problem. And now measley, Weasley (sorry, low blow) kids are infecting everyone else and killing other kids in the process. So yeah. Shame on you. Shame on your ignorance. Shame on your obstinacy. Because science, motherfucker. Is the .0002% possibility that your children might, possibly, perhaps, perchance to dream, develop autism enough for you to risk an entire fucking community of other children with families that love them? Shame. For shame.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    This sure is a popular book this week. Figure I might as well ad my $.02 in to the mix. You want to know how vaccines cause autism? Click the following link: http://howdovaccinescauseautism.com/ This sure is a popular book this week. Figure I might as well ad my $.02 in to the mix. You want to know how vaccines cause autism? Click the following link: http://howdovaccinescauseautism.com/

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Are you fucking kidding me???? Measles can kill people who are not immunized. People with compromised immune systems. People like Roald Dahl's daughter. Small children, babies, adults, old people. There's NOTHING marvelous about measles. Take your pseudoscience bullshit and get off this planet. Vaccinate your children. NOBODY needs to die from measles anymore. Vaccinations work. JFC, what the fuck is wrong with people?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kazza

    I have a son-in-law who has a chronic illness. He has to take immunosuppressant medication and he can contract any and all of these diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. It absolutely makes my blood boil. And that is one example. There are no scientific facts to back up these loony-tunes anti-vaxers. It is not a big pharma conspiracy, and if you truly feel that way then any and all medicines should be off your radar for any condition at any time. Same as surgery, lord knows the I have a son-in-law who has a chronic illness. He has to take immunosuppressant medication and he can contract any and all of these diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. It absolutely makes my blood boil. And that is one example. There are no scientific facts to back up these loony-tunes anti-vaxers. It is not a big pharma conspiracy, and if you truly feel that way then any and all medicines should be off your radar for any condition at any time. Same as surgery, lord knows they may be implanting devices as they operate. As reviewed on Amazon Jan 9th,2013 Irresponsible tripe aimed at children. Measles is no laughing matter. Vaccination has helped wipe out many childhood diseases that decimated populations. How soon we forget. I grew up with children deformed from contracting polio, pre-polio vaccine era - as one example - and it's no laughing matter. I love the way 'carrot juice and melon might help Melanie recover.' Piffle. This book is aimed at an impressionable marketplace and is dangerous, in my personal opinion. It should be removed from sale.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Petra-X

    The only people who can afford to be blasé, sanguine even, about vaccinations are middle-class people who live in areas where just about everyone else is vaccinated so there isn't a large enough pool of unvaccinated people to sustain an epidemic of a disease. Even if their child gets it, they can afford the best of medical care and neither measles nor chickenpox are major killers among this demographic. If they were from a poorer part of the world where there was little if any medical care, drug The only people who can afford to be blasé, sanguine even, about vaccinations are middle-class people who live in areas where just about everyone else is vaccinated so there isn't a large enough pool of unvaccinated people to sustain an epidemic of a disease. Even if their child gets it, they can afford the best of medical care and neither measles nor chickenpox are major killers among this demographic. If they were from a poorer part of the world where there was little if any medical care, drugs, or even clean water, then the outcome for their children would not necessarily be an optimistic one. Should these vaccination nay-sayers live in an area of total nutters socially irresponsible people who have all gone for the idea of not vaccinating their kids, then what you get is an outbreak like in a very small area of Wales in 2013 where over a space of 6 months 1,219 children suffered, and a man died. Why would you put your kid through that kind of pain, itchiness, sore eyes, feeling worse than the worst kind of flu? Why would you do that? Because if you vaccinate your children they will become autistic or something else that is an urban legend that just won't die despite endless publicity, court cases and proof. Not that proof, or facts of any kind, have ever got in the way of a good conspiracy theory. And that's what it comes down to. The pernicious Andrew Wakefield, a disgraced former doctor who was struck off the medical register for damning the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and linking it to autism because a) he was paid to do this research to prove this and b) he wanted to launch his own vaccination, which would have made him very wealthy. But it won't die, his faked research, to some people it is a proven fact that vaccinations cause autism and despite all evidence to the contrary is true, just as David Icke believes that giant lizards rule the world (view spoiler)[this may be his 'euphemism' for Jews, but may not (hide spoiler)] and Scientologists think aliens arrived on earth 75 billion years ago in exact duplicates of B-58 bombers. If people want to believe they are going to... But these beliefs do not harm people and not vaccinating children is child abuse, it is harming them. I had measles, mumps and chicken pox when I was young. They were all awful. My brother and I always had them together. Our bedrooms were at opposite ends of the house, upstairs, connected by a not very long winding corridor. My mother would sit on a chair in the middle belting out stories at the top of her voice so we could both hear her. I remember the utter misery, pain, fever and terrible itching with the measles, I wouldn't subject a kid to that. Evil book. Misguided author. 1 star, and not a golden, shiny one, but an inflamed red, leaking pus and pimply one for her.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Panda

    I would like to send Ms Messenger to rural India for a year with no medical back up.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David

    The author of this book is delusional at best. Approximately 140,000 people died from measles in 2018 – mostly children under the age of five. Updated statistics as of September 6, 2020. The author of this book is delusional at best. Approximately 140,000 people died from measles in 2018 – mostly children under the age of five. Updated statistics as of September 6, 2020.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Spider the Doof Warrior

    Realistically speaking, you're not going to be outside frolicking if you have measles. You're going to be in the dark because the light will hurt your eyes suffering in pure agony. Such a marvelous experience. So much better than a proven safe and effective vaccine! Not to mention the risk of all kinds of measles complications. Whereas side effects from the vaccine are extremely rare and do NOT include autism no matter what Natural News tells you.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Loafer

    This book is dangerous and if Goodreads actually had a conscience this should be taken down. It is insane to sell anti vaccination children's books for goodness sake. Especially when the title is a play on words of a book by Roald Dahl, a great advocate for vaccination after his daughters death from measles complications. It is a farce that this is even published.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Susana

    I am going to take a minute to congratulate myself on the fact that I actually live in a country where a thing like this would never be tolerated, and would in fact get the children away from this type of irresponsible parents. I never burned a book in my life, but were I to get my hands on this thing, you can imagine the outcome.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Wart Hill

    Vaccinate. Your. Children.

  12. 5 out of 5

    natalia de lune

    This is SERIOUSLY an anti-vaccines book. Why a book like this was even allowed to be published is beyond me. Good luck on your quest to create a completely innacurate mentality in young kids.

  13. 4 out of 5

    David

    Stephanie Messenger has written an anti-vaxxer book that would be funny if it wasn't so socially irresponsible. The story features five children: Melanie, Jared, and Sam, who are vaccinated, and Tina and Travis, who are not. The plot is simple: Melanie gets the measles (which don't seem to bother her a bit), and Tina visits in hopes of catching them (which proves impossible, because of Tina's healthy diet). The two children identified as unvaccinated don't catch the measles, but they wish they had, Stephanie Messenger has written an anti-vaxxer book that would be funny if it wasn't so socially irresponsible. The story features five children: Melanie, Jared, and Sam, who are vaccinated, and Tina and Travis, who are not. The plot is simple: Melanie gets the measles (which don't seem to bother her a bit), and Tina visits in hopes of catching them (which proves impossible, because of Tina's healthy diet). The two children identified as unvaccinated don't catch the measles, but they wish they had, because it's apparently beneficial. Two of the three vaccinated children become infected. The third vaccinated child (Sam) escapes infection, though this is lucky, because he has a "weak immune system now" which is "probably because of the [vaccination] shots" which made him "so very sick". Here's a few excerpts: p20: "For most children it is a good thing to get measles," Tina's mother reassured her. "Many wise people believe measles make the body stronger and more mature for the future," she concluded. p24: "Can we go and visit Melanie so I can catch her measles?" Tina asked. "That sounds like a great idea," laughed Tina's mother. p28: "I read that if your body has plenty of vitamin A, you won't get measles" p32: Tina and her mother waited for Tina to get the measles too, but it didn't happen. Her mother said it was because her immune system was in good condition because she eats lots of fresh, raw food p34: Jared did get the measles. Tina was not surprised really as she knew he ate so many sweets and chips every day. p36: "Maybe I'll be lucky enough to catch measles next time someone we know has them!" exclaimed Tina. The most distressing aspect of this book is its title "Melanie's Marvelous Measles", which is clearly a reference to Roald Dahl's "George's Marvelous Medicine". This is in incredibly bad taste, given that Dahl's 7 year old daughter Olivia died from measles when it progressed into encephalitis. One star is too good a rating for this anti-intellectual, self-righteous, evidence-denying, steaming piece of s**t.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Evan Clark

    Fails to entertain or educate. A much better book regarding measles would be Roald Dahl'sThe BFG, written in memory of his daughter Olivia, who died of measles-caused encephalitis in 1962. This was prior to the creation of an effective measles vaccine. You can read the man's own words on it here: http://www.roalddahlfans.com/articles... If you choose not to believe, there is nothing I can say to convince you. But if you want to live (and wish the same for your children,) science is a good place t Fails to entertain or educate. A much better book regarding measles would be Roald Dahl'sThe BFG, written in memory of his daughter Olivia, who died of measles-caused encephalitis in 1962. This was prior to the creation of an effective measles vaccine. You can read the man's own words on it here: http://www.roalddahlfans.com/articles... If you choose not to believe, there is nothing I can say to convince you. But if you want to live (and wish the same for your children,) science is a good place to start.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anarchic_teapot

    Dangerous rubbish masquerading as an educational storybook for children. Children die of measles. One in ten survivors will be left with a permanent disability. I've had measles. There is nothing marvellous about it. Messenger is peddling a pack of lies.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alannah Marie

    This book is a piece of shit and a waste of paper. It is despicable to trivialise a disease that has been a cause of human suffering and death for much of the history of man kind and is still a serious disease in developing countries that have no access to vaccination. Vaccines save lives, whether you "believe" that or not is irrelevant. On the other hand, this book would make good firewood.

  17. 5 out of 5

    ☙ nemo ❧

    other titles in the series include: ellie's excellent ebola penelope's pleasing plague anna's amazing anthrax i'd be amused that someone could be so mindblowingly ignorant if the author wasn't actually putting children's lives at stake. read a fucking science book

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tyson Adams

    Reprehensible and fraudulent. Ms Messenger should be ashamed of herself and her publisher should never have published the book. I notice the only positive reviews for this book (that I read at least) were sarcastic or satirical digs at how misguided this book is.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kelli

    Are you KIDDING ME?! Pre-vaccination measles killed 2.6 MILLION people every year! And it still kills over a hundred thousand, mostly young children!

  20. 4 out of 5

    mwana

    This can't seriously exist. I mean, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK?! This can't seriously exist. I mean, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK?!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Becki

    [image error] This has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time. Seriously. I'm all for natural remedies from honey to mint but that shit ain't gonna do nothing against small pox. Vaccinations save lives. Ignorance does not. [image error] This has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time. Seriously. I'm all for natural remedies from honey to mint but that shit ain't gonna do nothing against small pox. Vaccinations save lives. Ignorance does not.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Thibaut Nicodème

    That's—that's just irresponsible.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Susanna - Censored by GoodReads

    I have a compromised immune system. I rely on the herd immunity to protect me from diseases like measles. This book is potentially detrimental to my health.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    Can we get a vaccine against ignorance and gullibility please? Oh, and fear-mongering, and the inability to do some basic research? This book has to be a joke. Please. Tell me it's a joke. YES YOU DO HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF DEADLY CHILDHOOD DISEASES. BECAUSE THEY KILL KIDS. DUUUUUUUH. WE DON'T NEED TO RELIVE THE PAST TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION SINCE IT'S ALL DOCUMENTED AND YOU CAN ASK ACTUAL PEOPLE. THE AUTISM THING WAS NOT TRUE, IT'S BEEN DISPROVED (like, ages ago, seriously), SO PLEASE STOP WITH TH Can we get a vaccine against ignorance and gullibility please? Oh, and fear-mongering, and the inability to do some basic research? This book has to be a joke. Please. Tell me it's a joke. YES YOU DO HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF DEADLY CHILDHOOD DISEASES. BECAUSE THEY KILL KIDS. DUUUUUUUH. WE DON'T NEED TO RELIVE THE PAST TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION SINCE IT'S ALL DOCUMENTED AND YOU CAN ASK ACTUAL PEOPLE. THE AUTISM THING WAS NOT TRUE, IT'S BEEN DISPROVED (like, ages ago, seriously), SO PLEASE STOP WITH THIS CRAP.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Are you fraking serious? Do these people know how many people used to die from these diseases? Any idea what a death from diphtheria was like? Not only are they endangering their children, they are endangering all of us.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emm C²

    Marvelous measles. W. T. F. Measles are a deadly disease. There is nothing remotely "marvelous" about them, nor any other disease. From the blurb alone - "Melanie's Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don't have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox." This is a sickening act of misanthropy. It really is. We are truly lucky to live in a time in which diseases like this are preventable. Why do pe Marvelous measles. W. T. F. Measles are a deadly disease. There is nothing remotely "marvelous" about them, nor any other disease. From the blurb alone - "Melanie's Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don't have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox." This is a sickening act of misanthropy. It really is. We are truly lucky to live in a time in which diseases like this are preventable. Why do people continue to endanger their children's health, and their own health even, simply because they would rather be afraid of vaccines rather than take an hour or so to research them? If you're curious as to the risks of vaccines, look here, this article has multiple citations and links to other articles covering the topic in detail. These are written by doctors and people in the medical field, who can explain it much better than I can. https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar... I usually refrain from writing one-star reviews, but I feel morally obligated to write one for this - the most medically irresponsible children's book that should not be in print. This is a dangerous and persistent ideology founded on absolutely ZERO biologic science, but unproven myths, and has not in fact, improved the health of any children, but endangered it. Vaccines exist for a reason - they aren't some toxic crap whipped up in a lab by eeevil scientists to inflict on the population - they are heavily researched and designed to prevent things like measles. They save lives, that is their purpose. Please, do your research - don't harm a child's, or your own health when these illnesses can be prevented.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Riley

    Seriously?!!! JFC. All this crap does is make it that much harder as a nurse by having to re-educate people. There's a reason diseases like measles, pertussis and polio were eliminated in the US. I say were because they had been more or less eradicated, but are now all back. Vaccinations people! But by all means, sentence your children & possibly countless others to death because you're an idiot. Measles is an AIRBORNE disease for Christ's sake. It's one of the most contagious diseases known. Do m Seriously?!!! JFC. All this crap does is make it that much harder as a nurse by having to re-educate people. There's a reason diseases like measles, pertussis and polio were eliminated in the US. I say were because they had been more or less eradicated, but are now all back. Vaccinations people! But by all means, sentence your children & possibly countless others to death because you're an idiot. Measles is an AIRBORNE disease for Christ's sake. It's one of the most contagious diseases known. Do me favor Ms. Messenger? Watch a child die from something that was entirely preventable and then tell me how marvelous measles is. Not only can I not handle this level of stupidity; it's dangerous to even imply that this is a viable option.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lyn *GLITTER VIKING*

    Don't forget the sequels: Melanie's Melancholy Memorial Melanie's Moronic Mom Melanie's Morose Mourners

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Loesch

    This is one of the saddest things that I've seen in a long time. I cannot believe that any publisher would allow this to go through their business. To honestly believe that a child should not get vaccines is not only ignorant, but it puts so many more children at risk than just yours. No, children do not like getting shots, and sometimes there are adverse effects to vaccines, but none that are so terribly serious that you shouldn't even bother with getting the vaccines in the first place. Stupid This is one of the saddest things that I've seen in a long time. I cannot believe that any publisher would allow this to go through their business. To honestly believe that a child should not get vaccines is not only ignorant, but it puts so many more children at risk than just yours. No, children do not like getting shots, and sometimes there are adverse effects to vaccines, but none that are so terribly serious that you shouldn't even bother with getting the vaccines in the first place. Stupidity and ignorance is the reason why it's so hard to wipe out so many illnesses. If you are a parent, do your child and countless others a favor and get the fucking vaccinations. And don't read this garbage.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Angela Brown

    Bought This Book Because the Premise Is Scary and Ridiculous First of all, the illustrations are creepy and terrifying. Second, the book needs a good editor (there are punctuation errors throughout). Third, VACCINATIONS SAVE LIVES!!!!!! This author is delusional.

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