Tails Are Not for Pulling (Best Behavior® Board Book Series) (Board book)

Tails Are Not for Pulling (Best Behavior® Board Book Series) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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If pets could talk, what would they say? Maybe “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 book teaches the basics of kindness to animals: careful handling, awareness, safety, and respect. It also includes helpful tips 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.

Praise For…

ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award, Winner

Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products, Winner

iParenting Media Awards Greatest Products, Winner

 Dr. Toy’s Best Children’s Products, Winner

“Teaching very young people that pets are living creatures and not toys is of utmost importance. Tails Are Not for Pulling is a fun book sure to be enjoyed by parents, their children—and their pets!”
— Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo, Host, “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures”

“Colorful, lively illustrations make Tails Are Not for Pulling stand out from the crowd, and the book's vocabulary will keep children up to age 3 interested and engaged.”
— BookWire

"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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781575421803
ISBN-10: 1575421801
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: September 15th, 2005
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Best Behavior® Board Book Series