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Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book

Best Behavior® Series


Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, kids and germs go hand in hand. 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.


Board Book $8.99 21964 Board Book 21964 $8.99
ISBN: 978-1-57542-196-4
Interest Level: Ages 1–4
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7" x 7"
Page Count: 24
Praise for Germs Are Not for Sharing
“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.”—

“Recommended resource.”—ParentLife

“The perfect introduction to washing hands for young children.”—Andrea Coventry, Montessori educator, Andi’s Kids Books blog

“Hits the bull’s-eye with an important message to all children. Wonderfully illustrated. Bravo! Well done!”—Philip M. Tierno Jr., Ph.D., director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, New York University Medical Center, and author of The Secret Life of Germs

“Addresses an increasingly important subject in children’s health. This book should be in every pediatrician’s and family physician’s waiting room and at every childcare center, preschool, and early elementary school.”—Joseph J. Sockalosky, M.D., director of Medical Education, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Awards for Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book:

  • MIPA Midwest Book Award—Children
  • Mom’s Choice Award Finalist—Children’s Book, Educational

Awards for the Best Behavior series:

  • Creative Child Seal of Excellence and Preferred Choice Award
  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products and Best Children’s Product
  • National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Special Needs Award
  • Read America! Selection
  • iParenting Media Hot Award Winner

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