This measles outbreak has sparked a lot of controversy across the country. Some people, the anti-vaxxers, believe that exposing our children to "unnecessary" medical treatments actually puts their health at risk. They go against medical advice from doctors when it comes to vaccines that have proven to ward off dangerous illnesses, like measles. This children's book is on another level though.

Stephanie Messenger is an Australian mom who has raised three children vaccine-free. She states that “Melanie's Marvelous Measles was written to educate children on the benefits of having measles and how you can heal from them naturally and successfully." She actually claims that these disease is harmless, and even beneficial to the body in order to build up the immune system. You can find her book at, but you will not find a kind word to say about her work in the comments.

Stephanie's story follows Melanie's journey with measles, as she joyfully embraces her red bumps and plays with her friend who has not been vaccinated. Tina is protected from the measles because she "eats fruits and vegetables, especially melon juice." Clearly Messenger failed to mention how extremely contagious the disease is, or the harmful effects of the disease, including blindness, deafness, and even death.