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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.
“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
“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
Dr. Toy Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award
Midwest Book Awards: First Place
From the Author
This expanded paperback version of the Germs Are Not for Sharing set is for older kids (ages 4-7) than the board book for toddlers. It contains germs basics, including what they are, where they live, how your body fights them, and more. The board book is a friendly primer on washing hands, covering your mouth when you cough, using tissues, etc. As a set, both books emphasize the importance of good health habits for children. - Elizabeth Verdick
About the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children. Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children’s book illustrator with the award-winning
Hands Are Not for Hitting. 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 and son.