Germs Are Not for Sharing

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Free Spirit Publishing, Jan 15, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. And that’s why it’s never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy. This book is a short course for kids on 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. Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations kids can relate to. A special section for adults includes ideas for discussion and activities.

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User Review  - sommerkirk - LibraryThing

In this season of germs I think it is very important to teach children what exactly germs are, how they spread, and how to avoid spreading them. I've already gotten the stomach flu once this year, so the sooner I could read this book and teach them what germs are, the better! Read full review

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User Review  - Miss_Annie_O - LibraryThing

This informational board book is fantastic for little ones with germ related issues. It explains the importance of washing hands to flush the germs away, coughing in your elbows to prevent the spread of germs and has an overarching message of the importance of keeping your germs to yourself! Read full review


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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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