Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, toddlers need to learn that germs are not for sharing. Rather than focus on what germs are, this book teaches the basics of not spreading them: Cover up a sneeze or cough. Hug or blow kisses when you’re sick. And most of all, wash your hands! Child-friendly words and full-color illustrations help little ones stay clean and healthy. Includes tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.
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.
Mom’s Choice Award Finalist—Children’s Book–Educational
MIPA Midwest Book Award—Children
“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
“The perfect introduction to washing hands for young children.”
— Andrea Coventry, Montessori Educator, Andi’s Kids Books Blog
"It's not always an easy feat to teach little ones about morals and the difference between right and wrong. But great news for you author Elizabeth Verdick is her to help you..."
— Baby Let's Shop blog