Kids and germs go hand in hand, sometimes quite literally. 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.
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–7
Guided Reading Level: H
Lexile Measure: 490L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 40
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.”—Mamiverse.com
“Germs Are Not For Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick is a great book for preschoolers through early elementary children. The book’s language is easy enough to understand, yet doesn’t talk down to the kids or sound babyish.”—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:
Midwest Book Awards: First Place
Dr. Toy Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award
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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