Cover image for Hygiene-- you stink! / [written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla].
Hygiene-- you stink! / [written by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla].
Publication Information:
Boys Town, Neb. : Boys Town, [2014]

Physical Description:
31 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Jean--a stinky fork in the silverware family--hates taking a bath in the sink and detests showering in the dishwasher. In this tale, young readers are sure to get the message that good hygiene will improve their health and their relationships!"--Provided by publisher
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This amusing story centers around a fork named Jean who hates taking baths in the sink, detests showering in the dishwasher, and has plenty of excuses for not keeping clean. When she notices that other silverware no longer want to hang out with her, the can opener explains the importance of bathing and tooth brushing. Then her social relationships improve for the better.

Hygiene You Stink! is part of the Building Relationships series which supports social emotional learning. This is one more resource from Julia Cook for helping kids get the social skills they need to get along with adults and peers. Tips for Clean Kids help parents, teachers or counsellors further address this personal issue with sensitivity.

Author Notes

With over a million books in print, Julia Cook , a former school counsellor, never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's book author. Several years ago, Julia was searching for an effective story to teach children the difference between tattling and telling. When she couldn't find the right resource, she decided to write her own book, Tattle Tongue . Fast forward several years and she has more than 50 published books and activity guides. Julia takes top research and creativity and translates it into "kid language" that is both entertaining and engaging. Her light, humourous approach keeps kids laughing while they're learning good behaviour skills. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.