Germs Are Not for Sharing


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(2006) by Elizabeth Verdick

“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, MD

What are too small to see but can have the power to make us sick? Germs! They’re in the air, in food and water, on our bodies, and on all the things we touch – and they’re definitely not for sharing.

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life, especially for children. It’s never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy.

This book helps kids understand what germs are and what they can do. Simple words and colorful illustrations teach when, why, and how to wash one’s hands – the most effective way to keep germs from spreading. A special section for grown-ups and kids to read together goes into more detail.

More expansive than the board book version, this soft cover version is designed to be read aloud, and is for sharing: in childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere children live, learn, and play.