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No Hitting!: A Lift-the-Flap Book
by Karen Katz
With the help of this book, toddlers will love learning to say NO to hitting?and screaming and squeezing and yelling?and YES to fun! Refreshingly honest and all too true, this funny book is perfect for toddlers, and parents will find it a painless way to steer their little ones toward, shall we say, more acceptable behavior!
Novelty Book, 14 pages
Published October 7th 2004 by Grosset & Dunlap
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This is the first book my three-year-old daughter ever connected with on an emotional level. She wanted to read it four times when we first checked it out at local story hour program. It was a great jumping off point for many discussions about more appropriate behaviors. I gave it three stars instead of four because I had to "read" additional behaviors in addition to what Katz wrote. The pages about putting on a coat is not an "I can do this instead of this" example. There is not alternative beh ...more
This one is okay; not one of her better lift-the-flap books. It takes the modern child-rearing line that you can never just tell a kid something is wrong; you must always give them alternatives: don't hit your brother, hit a drum! My daughter did not enjoy this quite as much as the other books in this series, but she did enjoy it.
Megan recommended this author, and I happened upon this one at an online sale, so I thought I'd give it a try (especially since my kids love to hit). I didn't think they'd like it since it tells them to NOT do something, but now it's one of their favorites!
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena ...moreMore about Karen Katz...