Feet Are Not for Kicking

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"Look at those feet! Aren’t they sweet?” Yes—when they’re walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people!

In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with ...

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Overview


"Look at those feet! Aren’t they sweet?” Yes—when they’re walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people!

In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner

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Editorial Reviews

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"It's not always an easy feat to teach little ones about morals and the difference between right and wrong. But great news for you author Elizabeth Verdick is her to help you..." –Baby Let's Shop blog.

 “Engaging...kids will enjoy the book.”—Children’s Literature

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award

Creative Child magazine's Seal of Excellence

Read, America! Selection

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Children's Literature
Teaching and reinforcing socially acceptable behavior takes work on the part of parents and caregivers. It also needs to be "fun" for the lesson or message to be readily accepted. In this board book toddlers learn about all the good things they can do with their feet—jump, run, walk, climb, kick balls and more. The message that kicking other people is unacceptable is interspersed. It is made clear that kicking others hurts and it is not good behavior. At the end of the book, there are tips for parents and caregivers to help them deal with tantrums when kicking may occur and signs to look for that will help stave off situations that might prompt such behavior. It is a useful book for parents and caregivers and engaging enough that kids will enjoy the book. 2004, Free Spirit Publishing, Ages 1 to 4.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-While the opening lines-"Look at those feet! Aren't they sweet?"-promise an upbeat concept book, this companion to Teeth Are Not for Biting (2003) and Words Are Not for Hurting (2004, both Free Spirit) quickly turns didactic. After covering what feet are used for (walking, standing, leaping, landing, etc.), the text states, "Feet are not for kicking people. Ouch! Kicking hurts." Suggestions follow for what can be kicked (balls, leaves) and what to do if kicked. The colorful, bold illustrations featuring multiethnic children strain to make this instructive guide lighthearted and lively, but they don't succeed.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575421582
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Series: Best Behavior
  • Edition description: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 97,194
  • Age range: 2 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor.  She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.

Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children’s book illustrator with the award-winning Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Loved it

    I have a 3 year old that just started pre-school and started to kick his little brother and other kids. This book really helped! Especially when I mentioned to his teacher that we read this, she would tell him "Feet are not for kicking" and he would stop.

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