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Words Are Not for Hurting

Best Behavior

by Elizabeth Verdick Author · Marieka Heinlen Illustrator


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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." Read-along edition.

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Free Spirit Publishing
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Best Behavior


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Words Are Not for Hurting
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