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

Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)

Board book

List Price: 8.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (9/1/2005)
Paperback (9/15/2005)


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.

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

“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

Recommended by Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis, dog trainer, aggressive-dog expert, author, and host of the PBS television series “WOOF!  It’s a Dog’s Life.”

"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.

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

Free Spirit Publishing, 9781575421803, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2005

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.