Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animal’s cues—a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail—can help a child understand what the animal is “saying” and what an appropriate response might be. That’s part of what this book is about. But mostly it’s about showing children how to love pets gently—because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isn’t nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone else’s pet, there’s one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first! A special section for adults includes ideas for teaching kindness to animals, activities, and discussion starters.
|Publisher:||Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.|
|Series:||Free Spirit Best Behavior Series|
|Edition description:||Ages 4-7, Paperback|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Lexile:||AD490L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tails Are Not for Pulling (Best Behavior Series) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This board book teaches little ones a very important lesson: tails are not for pulling and pets are not for teasing! It teaches to be nice to your pets and that they will warn you when there is something they don't like. This is a good book for children getting a first pet, having problems with their own pet, or visiting a friend or relative's house where there will be animals. The language is simple to understand, but will still probably need to be read by the parent. The author kept things upbeat and does not scold the reader. Preschool Age.