Germs Are Not for Sharing

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Free Spirit Publishing, Jan 15, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, toddlers need to learn that germs are not for sharing. Rather than focus on what germs are, this book teaches the basics of not spreading them: Cover up a sneeze or cough. Hug or blow kisses when you’re sick. And most of all, wash your hands! Child-friendly words and full-color illustrations help little ones stay clean and healthy. Includes tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

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This is a fantastic book dealing with an issue that parents may have a difficult time explaining to young children. Through playful illustrations the artist addresses the situations on a childs level and encourages the thought processes of the listener. Read full review

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Germs Are Not for Sharing is is a great informational short story. Children as young as toddlers need to learn basic hygiene skills like, washing their hands, flushing, covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing. It's a fun, cute story that would be great to introduce to students in pre-school. The illustrations are nice, big, and colorful as well so students could see HOW TO as well. The antagonist would be the germs of course, duh! I would definitely recommend this as a fun book to keep at home and introduce as early as two years old.  

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About the author (2006)

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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