by Elizabeth Verdick; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
If pets could talk, what would they say? Maybe that fur is for petting, backs are for scratching, noses are for nuzzling . . . and tails are not for pulling! Toddlers and pets belong together as long as toddlers don’t chase, grab, squeeze, yank, and tease. In simple words and delightful illustrations, this board book teaches the basics of kindness to animals: careful handling, awareness, safety, and respect.
This fun-to-read board book helps little ones learn big ideas: that they are responsible for what they do and say; that their actions and words affect others; and that they can make positive choices. Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations make it perfect for reading aloud one-on-one or in small groups. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers. For ages baby-preschool. Hardcover (board book). (24 pp.)