Synopses & Reviews
Germs Are Not for Sharing/Los gérmenes no son para compartir paperback (ages 4–7): 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. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
“The bilingual text and diverse array of individuals that appear on the pages make this book accessible and appealing to a wide range of children.”
—Book Notes, the newsletter of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Books, Minnesota State University, Mankato
“Colorful . . . appealing . . . easy for children to relate to. A valuable resource for public, school, and home libraries.”—School Library Journal
“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.”—Mamiverse.com
About 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.