Celebrity Parents Elmo Stars in New Children's Book About 'Heroes' Wearing Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure is available for $9.90 now on amazon.com By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 15, 2020 12:17 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Elmo. Photo: Getty Images The one and only Elmo is stepping up to the task of teaching kids why wearing a mask is not only the responsible thing to do, but downright superpower-inducing. In Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure, out Tuesday, the popular red Sesame Street Muppet holds young readers' hands as he navigates the changing world amid the COVID-19 pandemic that sees some big changes to his usual school-day routine. The picture book guides readers through many new practices kids are going through as they head back to school, like having to wash their hands more often, social distancing in the classroom, getting their temperatures taken at regular intervals and, yes, the importance of wearing a mask. "We are so excited to work with our extraordinary partner Sesame Workshop in bringing forth a story that can spark playful learning and offer comfort to families and children facing a new sense of normalcy," Karen Shapiro, Sourcebooks Wonderland publishing manager, says in a statement. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure. courtesy amazon Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure. courtesy amazon Elmo Says His Dream Guests for Season 2 of His Talk Show Include Adele and the "Queen of England" The press release explains that Heroes Wear Masks "will also feature tips for parents and caregivers, including language they can use with young children around handwashing, face masks, back-to-school anxiety and other ways to stay healthy." Of the inspiration behind the story, Sesame Workshop COO and President of Media & Education, Steve Youngwood, says in the release, "One of the most powerful things about the Sesame Street Muppets is how deeply kids identify with them. When they see their friend Elmo adjusting to something unfamiliar — like wearing a mask to school — they realize that they can do it too." "We're thrilled to work with Sourcebooks to get this special book to families—we hope it helps ease their back-to-school transitions in this difficult time," Youngwood adds. This isn't the first time Elmo has taken the reins in teaching kids about coronavirus. In April, the beloved character hosted Sesame Street: Elmo's Playdate, which is a half-hour special featuring celebs like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross as part of Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other initiative. Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure. courtesy amazon RELATED VIDEO: Sesame Street Is 50 Years Old! The "virtual play date" special followed Elmo and his fellow Sesame Street residents as they found new ways to learn together online and discover fun things to do at home with their families. They also celebrated today's heroes, like EMTs and doctors, plus sang songs, took dance breaks and played games. (Hathaway, 37, even joined in a round of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.") The special was taped to look like a video conference — a familiar sight to most kids and their parents these days amid the ongoing global health crisis. Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure is available for $9.90 now on amazon.com. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.