Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book (Best Behavior) (Board book)
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.
In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.
Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
Best Behavior® Series
Simple words and lively full-color illustrations guide children to choose positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages 1–4 and an expanded paperback for ages 4–7. Bilingual board book and paperback editions of titles are also available. Kids, parents, and teachers love these award-winning books. All include helpful tips for teachers, caregivers, and parents.
About the Author
Martine Agassi, Ph.D., is a clinical therapist with extensive experience as a behavioral consultant, counseling children and families in schools, residential facilities, foster care, and private practice.
She has led workshops and group counseling in communication skills, parenting, drug and child abuse prevention, divorce, and self-esteem.
Martine, her husband, and their daughter live in Fallbrook, California, with their dog Toby.
Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated all of the books in the Best Behavior® and Toddler Tools® series. Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers.
She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.
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“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, Save the Children ambassador
"We love this series because they are a fun way to explain basic do's and don'ts' to your child and repetition from hearing the same book over and over gives you a better chance that it will actually sink in."
— Baby Let's Shop blog