Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compartir


Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with young children. This book teaches kids what germs are, what they do, and why it's so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain.

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Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with young children. This book teaches kids what germs are, what they do, and why it's so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain.

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From the Publisher

“Teaches good health habits when sneezing or coughing, because germs are not for sharing! Kids also learn 10 good times to wash their hands, one for each finger. Large, black outlined, brightly colored illustrations decorate each page.”—Midwest Book Review

“These books, which are available in both board book and picture book editions, serve as wonderful tools to help children embark on their road to socialization—a very important component of the preschool experience.”—

School Library Journal
PreS—Each page gives a tip in English and in Spanish on how to deal with germs-for instance, what to do when a child has a cough, has a runny nose, uses the bathroom, etc. The page that shows children washing their hands also features musical notes along with the text to suggest the singing of a hand-washing song. The colorful spreads are appealing and support the information in the text. The figures and furniture are outlined with bold black ink and filled in with bright colors. The characters are of different ethnicities and are easy for children to relate to. A "Tips for Parents and Caregivers" is appended. A valuable resource for public, school, and home libraries.—Cindy Moreno, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
When you sneeze your germs land as far as the other side of the room! So what can you do? You can sneeze into a tissue, the crook of your elbow or into your shoulder. This book about germs is full of kid friendly tips to keep germs under control. There are ten times when you should wash your hands, one for each finger, and my favorite is "after picking your nose". Kids enjoy the germy drawings and practicing sneezing and coughing into the crook of their elbow, after learning there is a crook in their elbow. After years of drilling "share, share, share" into their little brains kids are excited to learn there are some things they can keep to themselves. I have yet to come across a more amusing book about germs. The publisher lists the age group as four to seven but kids as young as two are enjoying this book on a daily basis, they sing their ABCs while washing their hands, reinforcing the alphabet and washing away germs at the same time. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575423692
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Best Behavior
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish , Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 249,054
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than thirty highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools™ board book series, the Best Behavior series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Her most recent titles include Bedtime and Calm-Down Time from the Toddler Tools series and Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave from the Laugh & Learn series. Elizabeth’s daughter and son are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. She lives with her husband, two children, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with the original edition of Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated all of the books in the Best Behavior and Toddler Tools series. 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, son, and daughter.

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  • Posted November 23, 2011

    Great for toddlers!

    This book is great for toddlers who are learning about the importance of washing hands, not eating anything from the floor etc. My daughter loves this books and she already tells me what's going on in every page.

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