Hands are Not for Hitting

Hands are Not for Hitting

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This fresh edition of a Free Spirit classic presents charming new illustrations along with the familiar encouraging message of the original. 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. This title includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 3.81mm | 167.83g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and updated ed
  • full colour illustrations
  • 1575423081
  • 9781575423081
  • 5,246

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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"" Midwest Independent Publisher Award Parents' Choice Approved Parent Council(R) Selection "This is a great book to have in your personal collection whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, and an excellent resource to refer to whenever your children or students need a reminder about calm and peaceful hands."--Chasing Supermom blog "Highly recommended...ideal 'read aloud' book for parents and care givers."--Midwest Book Review "Offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children."--School Library Journal "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 "The simple but important message...helps children understand that they have the power to choose not to hurt people." --Teaching Tolerance Midwest Independent Publisher Award Parents' Choice Approved Parent Council(r) Selection" This is a great book to have in your personal collection whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, and an excellent resource to refer to whenever your children or students need a reminder about calm and peaceful hands. Chasing Supermom blog" Highly recommended...ideal read aloud book for parents and care givers. Midwest Book Review" Offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children. School Library Journal" Imagine raising your kids without the help of "Goodnight Moon" or I"s Your Mama a Llama?" or "Hands Are Not for Hitting." Jennifer Garner, actress, Save the Children ambassador" "Highly recommended...ideal 'read aloud' book for parents and care givers."--Midwest Book Review Parents' Choice Approved "This is a great book to have in your personal collection whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, and an excellent resource to refer to whenever your children or students need a reminder about calm and peaceful hands."--Chasing Supermom blog Parent Council(R) Selection "Imagine raising your kids without the help of "Goodnight Moon" or I"s Your Mama a Llama?" or "Hands Are Not for Hitting"."--Jennifer Garner, actress, Save the Children ambassador Midwest Independent Publisher Award "Offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children."--School Library Journal
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About Martine Agassi

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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519 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 35% (183)
4 39% (201)
3 22% (112)
2 4% (19)
1 1% (4)
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