Hands Are Not for Hitting

Front Cover
Free Spirit Publishing, Mar 15, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
4 Reviews
Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ivettja - LibraryThing

A book that talks about the things that we can do with our hands, it gives many examples like we can write, draw. but then it reminds children that we should't use our hands for hitting. good book for whe we teach rules of the classroom. Ages 3-5 Head Start. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bethjones - LibraryThing

this book teaches children how hitting can not only hurt someone but that it isn't kind, there are other ways to express your feelings or dis-like, anger or frustration without putting your hands on someone ages 3-6 source pierce county library Read full review

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2009)

Martine Agassi, Ph.D., is an award-winning children’s book author and creator of Hands Are Not for Hitting, which inspired Free Spirit Publishing’s Best Behavior series. As a behavioral therapist, she has extensive experience with counseling children and families in schools, residential facilities, foster care, and private practice. 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 other books in the Best Behavior series and Free Spirit’s Toddler Tools board book 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 and son.

Bibliographic information