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Looking after your body

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I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!, by Tony Ross

"The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill."

The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes, by Zehra Hicks

"Billy hates toothbrushes. He never cleans his teeth. But Billy's never seen a Funtastic Toothsparkler before. There are so many cool things he can do with it! But the big question is will one of them be brushing his teeth?"

Germs are Not for Sharing, by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

"Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. This book is a short course for kids on what germs are, what they do, and why it's so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain."

Tissue Please!, by Lisa Kopelke

"Frog and his friends can't stop sniffing. What's more, they wipe their noses on their arms. Frog's runny nose is making it hard for him to concentrate in his dance class, and it's disgusting his teacher, Miss Tutu. What Frog and his friends need are tissues!"

Do I Have to go to the Dentist? A first look at healthy teeth, by Pat Thomas & Lesley Harker

"This reassuring picture book helps children to understand the role of the dentist in helping them keep their teeth healthy. They will learn what they need to do to look after their teeth, why it is important to visit a dentist regularly and what to expect when they do. Helpful notes for adults provide ideas for sharing the book with children to encourage them to adopt healthy practices in caring for their teeth."

The Tale of Georgie Grub, by Jeanne Willis & Margaret Chamberlain

"This is the tale of Georgie Grub Who would not give himself a scrub No matter how his mother tried When she said "SOAP" he'd run and hide."

"Reissued by popular demand, this is a cautionary tale to delight all children, by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, and accompanied by colourful, funny illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain."

Morris the Mankiest Monster, by Giles Andreae & Sarah McIntyre

"It's years since he last changed his t-shirt. It's crusty and crawling with ants. His shoes are all slurpy and squelchy inside. And potatoes grow out of his pants!"

"Morris is sweet, charming - and completely disgusting."

Keeping Clean, by Liz Gogerly & Mike Gordon

"Illustrated in Mike Gordon's inimitable and entertaining style, this series offers an introduction to key health issues. The topic of hygiene and keeping clean is introduced through an engaging narrative and is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations that bring the story to life."

Small Elephant's Bathtime, by Tatyana Feeney

"Small Elephant loves water. Except, that is, when the water is in a bath. Mummy uses various incentives to entice him into a bath. But nothing works and Small Elephant goes into toddler meltdown before 'hiding' behind the curtain.

"Luckily, Mummy has one more strategy up her sleeve to get him over his sulk and into the suds. It's to use diversion tactics and laughter - and it's all down to the comedy value of Daddy in some rather fetching trunks!"

Hugh Shampoo, by Karen George

"Meet Hugh Shampoo in a story that brings you hair-raising drama and will have you itching to swap your messy mop for sleek salon style with a wash, cut and blow-dry!"

Wash, Scrub, Brush! A book about keeping clean, by Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom

"How often do you wash your hands? When did you last scrub your nails? And did you brush your hair this morning? Children can find out the reasons for doing these things in this exploration of personal hygiene."

Atchoo! The complete guide to good manners, by Mij Kelly & Mary McQuillan

"This is the story of Suzy Sue and the fateful day when she went 'Atchoo!'.

"Suzy Sue sneezes but forgets to cover her mouth. The animals are astounded and decide it's time to teach her some manners."

Tiger, Tiger, Time to take a Bath!, by Jo Lodge

"What do you do if your ears are dirty, your nose is blocked or your hair is sticking up like a mad haystack? And just how do you achieve a really snappy, bright-white smile? Wiggle the sliding tabs and giggle as the animals show you how to take care of yourself.

"With brilliant bold, bright pictures and a funny rhyming narrative, Tiger, Tiger, Time to Take a Bath! is sure to put a big smile on your toddler's face while showing them how to take care of themselves."