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Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior® Paperback Series)

Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)


List Price: 11.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (1/15/2004)
Board book (4/1/2009)
Paperback (4/1/2009)
Prebound (4/15/2004)


The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.” Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Praise For Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior® Paperback Series)

“This cheerful, instructive title highlights the power of words.”
— School Library Journal

“This is a must-have for every home and classroom. The author shares some excellent tips and ideas of how to further educate your child about the power of their words.”
— Chasing Supermom blog

Free Spirit Publishing, 9781575421568, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2004

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.