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Tails Are Not for Pulling (Ages 4-7) (Best Behavior Series) [Paperback]

By Elizabeth Verdick (Author) & Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)
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Item description for Tails Are Not for Pulling (Ages 4-7) (Best Behavior Series) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen...

Simple text and illustrations encourage careful handling and awareness of pets.

Publishers Description
Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animal's cues--a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail--can help a child understand what the animal is "saying" and what an appropriate response might be. That's part of what this book is about. But mostly it's about showing children how to love pets gently--because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isn't nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone else's pet, there's one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first A special section for adults includes ideas for teaching kindness to animals, activities, and discussion starters.

Awards and Recognitions
Tails Are Not for Pulling (Ages 4-7) (Best Behavior Series) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Midwest Book Award (MIPA) - 2005 Award of Merit - Children's Nonfiction category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Free Spirit Publishing
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Free Spirit Publishing
Age  4-7
ISBN  157542181X  
ISBN13  9781575421810  

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More About Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children, now ages 14 and 10, are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. In this survival guide, she writes from the perspective of a mother with a son on the spectrum and a passionate advocate for kids and parents in the autism community. She is the author of books in several Free Spirit series including Toddler Tools, Best Behavior, Laugh & Learn, and Adding Assets for Kids. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Reeve, M.D., contributes not only her medical knowledge, but also her experiences as a mother of a son who has autism. Her clinical work focuses primarily on children and adults with developmental disabilities, and she has worked with many community organizations providing services to this population. In addition to her research and patient care, she is involved in teaching on a daily basis, regularly speaks in the community to educate others in the field of developmental disabilities, and stays up-to-date on this ever-changing field. Her recent endeavors focus on transition issues for young adults with ASDs as they enter college and the work force. She currently works in St. Paul and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota."

Elizabeth Verdick currently resides in Woodbury, in the state of Minnesota.

Elizabeth Verdick has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Adding Assets Series for Kids
  2. Best Behavior
  3. Laugh & Learn (Free Spirit Publishing)
  4. Laugh & Learn(tm)
  5. Laugh and Learn
  6. Toddler Tools
  7. Works for Kids

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Nonfiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Pets > Nonfiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Manners > Nonfiction
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Animal Care & Pets > General
6Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Health

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Simple but straight forward  Dec 1, 2008
This is a simple book to talk about how to treat your pets. We had been having some problems with out toddler and our dog and this book was suggested to us. We have read it a few times and my daughter seems to get the point of the descriptions, but I'm not sure it has changed any behavior yet, but I think it is laying a good ground work for the future. The pictures are bright and cheery and age appropriate.
Excellent Book  Jul 5, 2008
I bought this book for my two year old son. We have a dog, and he started getting rough with her. He LOVES this book!!!! He always goes and gets it and wants us to read it to him. He loves the page with the animal sounds, and he learned to do them all. He has not hit the dog recently, but still tries to sit on her. But overall, I think this is an excellent choice, and very cute book!
Watch out Diezel  Apr 5, 2008
My child has special needs. We had great luck with the hands are not for hitting book so when I saw this one I knew Diezle, our golden retriever would appreciate it ! Well it did not work out in his favor ! I am sorry to report that my son loved reading this book but was compelled to pull the dogs tail even more immediatly after reading the book, every time ! I think it is well written but perhaps not for ever childs mind. We have since donated the book to our school's library.
Great Toddler book  Jan 12, 2007
Great gift for families with pets. Many other books like this for toddlers.
We enjoy this book  Jan 9, 2007
Really nice book to teach little ones about their pets. It has a great section at the end with advice for parents.

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