Zairi Li Corona | Shany Harari
These are bastard children's songs, which also appeal to adults, and mostly describe the family reality of "Corona Vacation": anxieties, laughter, boredom and zoom conversations. The book, edited by Sharon Kantor, is accompanied by illustrations by a silk-screen printing artist and illustrator Dekel Hebroni and designed by Kobi Franco.
"Like a lot of good things in my life, the corona songs were born almost by accident," says Harari. "I've been working on a book of children's songs (funny, weird and bitter) about animals for a few months now. On one of the first days of the big Corona holiday, a friend said to me: 'Maybe you'll write a song about Corona? A tiny virus is also an animal. Explain to children who it is, what it is. He and what he wants. "
The first song she wrote she posted on Facebook and received a flood of comments and requests for more. It was followed by more and more songs, which is more or less what the whole strange period of closure did - she wrote. "Every evening I read the songs to David, my middle son. There were songs that made him laugh, there were some that scared him and there were also some that caused a little emotional turmoil in the house. After two weeks, during which a new song was published every morning, I understood something else ": I want to take the songs out and turn them into a book, hoping it will serve - not just for me and my family - a kind of memento of those long days and weeks, which were awful and beautiful, confusing and pleasant, stressful and calm, sad and funny as a kind of essence of life."