Hands are Not for Hitting

Hands are Not for Hitting

By (author) Martine Agassi , Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen


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Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they're capable of positive, loving actions--like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 224 x 224 x 4mm | 160g
  • 15 Mar 2009
  • Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,U.S.
  • Minneapolis
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and updated ed
  • full colour illustrations
  • 1575423081
  • 9781575423081
  • 4,349

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Author Information

Martine Agassi, Ph.D., is an award-winning children's book author and creator of "Hands Are Not for Hitting," which inspired Free Spirit Publishing's Best Behavior series. As a behavioral therapist, she has extensive experience with counseling children and families in schools, residential facilities, foster care, and private practice. 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 the original edition of "Hands Are Not for Hitting "and has illustrated other books in the Best Behavior series and Free Spirit's Toddler Tools board book series. 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.

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"The simple but important message...helps children understand that they have the power to choose not to hurt people." --"Teaching Tolerance"

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