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Tails Are Not for Pulling

Best Behavior® Series

$11.95

Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animal’s cues—a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail—can help a child understand what the animal is “saying” and what an appropriate response might be. That’s part of what this book is about. But mostly it’s about showing children how to love pets gently—because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isn’t nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone else’s pet, there’s one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first! A special section for adults includes ideas for teaching children kindness to animals, activities, and discussion starters.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-181-0
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 Tails Are Not for Pulling
“Teaching very young people that pets are living creatures and not toys is of utmost importance. Tails Are Not for Pulling is a fun book sure to be enjoyed by parents, their children—and their pets!”—Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and host of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures

Award for Tails Are Not for Pulling:

  • ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award Winner

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
  • Common Core State Standards

    RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
    RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
    SL.K.1,1a,2,3,4
    SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,4


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