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Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book

Best Behavior® Series


It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. Don’t chalk up toddler hitting to the terrible twos. In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.

“Hands Are Not for Hitting” is a registered trademark of Violence Free Minnesota, and is used with permission.


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ISBN: 978-1-57542-200-8
Interest Level: Ages 1–4
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7" x 7"
Page Count: 24

Praise for Hands Are Not for Hitting
“Imagine raising your kids without the help of Goodnight Moon or Is Your Mama a Llama? or Hands Are Not for Hitting.”—Jennifer Garner, actress and Save the Children ambassador

“Offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children.”—School Library Journal

“Highly recommended . . . ideal ‘read aloud’ book for parents and caregivers.”—Midwest Book Review

“The simple but important message . . . helps children understand that they have the power to choose not to hurt people.”—Teaching Tolerance

“Highly recommended for parents, teachers, clergy, childcare providers, but most importantly, for the world’s greatest resource—children.”—Childhelp

“An excellent resource to refer to whenever your children or students need a reminder about calm and peaceful hands.”—Chasing Supermom blog

Awards for Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book:

  • Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Winner
  • iParenting Media Award Winner
  • National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • Read, America! Selection
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Special Needs Award
  • Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Selection
  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products Selection
  • Midwest Independent Publisher Award

Awards for 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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