by Emily Scinto Clean Hands is a book for both parents and children that stresses the importance of hand washing for good health. The first section is a guide for parents that emphasizes the role of hand washing to prevent the spread of disease and the proper method of effective hand washing. The main section of the book is written in rhyme for the early and primary school age child. Readers are introduced to germs and how they get into the body. They are told when, why, and how to wash their hands and the importance of this action in relation to the transmission of germs. Hand washing is the stay-healthy thing to do! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Emily Scinto is a family nurse practitioner who has been involved in the area of childrens health for more than thirty years. She feels that there is one crucial skill that children either never learn or learn improperly, which, if learned right, can have the biggest impact on their overall health. That skill is hand washing, the single most effective means of preventing the spread of germs. To facilitate the proper learning of this, she has written this illustrated book to help early-childhood readers and their parents. (2005, paperback, 32 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.