Good health is closely linked to good grooming and personal hygiene. It is crucial for children to learn the importance of personal hygiene to avoid the spread of common illnesses. Parents will need to guide and inform their children as well as set a good example. A strong foundation in grooming and personal hygiene habits will help the children in a long way in their life journey. Do you have problems with getting your child to bathe, brush their teeth or groom their hair? Share the following books with them and introduce to them the importance of grooming and personal hygiene in a fun way.
The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Little Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009
Call No.: JP AND
Summary: Zoe Fleefenbacher's hair has a life of its own and can carry out several different tasks at the same time. It can turn on the TV, play on the computer and even pour a glass of juice! However, Zoe's teacher is not impressed with the behaviour of Zoe's hair and decided to set rules for the hair! Maybe it’s time to do some grooming!
Author: Irene Breznak
Publisher: New York, Random House, 2009
Call No.: JP BRE
Summary: Louise is not feeling well. Her eyes are itchy, her throat is wheezy and her nose is itching to sneeze. Louise does not cover her mouth when she sneezes and her sneezes upset a bowl of cereals, blow papers off, cause her friends to fall... what next? Will Louise remember to cover her mouth when she sneezes again?
The Girl with the Bird's-Nest Hair
Author: Sarah Dyer
Publisher: London :Bloomsburry, 2009
Call No.: JP DYE
Summary: Hollie dislikes brushing her hair and soon it becomes a lovely nest for a little bird. Before long, more birds are attracted to settle down in Hollie's hair. The birds follow Hollie everywhere she goes. Read the book to find out if Hollie will finally decide to groom her hair.
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
Author: E. S. Redmond
Publisher: Somerville, Mass: Candlewick Press, 2009
Call No.: JP RED
Summary: A very interesting story that suggests how the term 'flu' came about! The story talks about how a little girl visits the zoo when she has the flu. In the end, she passes on the germs and viruses to all the animals in the zoo! From the mighty lion, to the beautiful peacock, all the animals are not spared. Felicity must really learn to be more responsible.
Author: An Vrombaut
Publisher: New York: Clarion Books, c2003
Call No.: JP VRO
Summary: Clarabella, the crocodile, has many teeth and she takes a long time to brush them. Her other animal friends do not require so much time to brush their teeth! Clarabella's friends decide to give her a special crocodile toothbrush! Now, Clarabella has time to play with her friends and yet maintain good dental hygiene!
Gorgonzola: A Very Stinkysauraus
Author: Margie Palatini
Publisher: New York: Dutton Children's Books, c2004
Call No.: JP PAL
Summary: Gorgonzola is clueless as to why everyone is avoiding him till a little bird tells him about his bad odour. After a thorough cleaning session, Gorgonzola turns into a brand new, clean dinosaur. Gorgonzola is definitely proud that he is “ex-stink”! This is a great book for children to learn that they can take control of their own hygiene!
Author: Lucie Papineau
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario: Kids Can Press, c2009
Call No.: JP PAP
Summary: Lulu loves wearing her pajamas at bedtime. Her parents will sing her a song and read her a story. When Lulu decides not to change out of the pajamas, her parents have to think of a way to teach her about appropriate dressing. Indeed, Lulu soon learns that pajamas are good only for bedtime and not to be worn the whole day.
10 Minutes Till Bedtime
Author: Peggy Rathmann
Publisher: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1998
Call No.: JP RAT
Summary: It is ten minutes to bedtime and there are so many things to be done. Join in the countdown as a boy has to welcome his hamster friends, brush his teeth, bathe, read a story and entertain his friends before getting ready for bedtime! Will he get to bed on time?
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair
Author: Lee Fox
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic: Lothian Books, c2006
Call No.: JP FOX
Summary: Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair! No matter how much her mum persuades or scolds her, she simply refuses to brush her hair. From mane to mop, from curls to frizz, Ella's tresses grow and grow till they are out of control! What will happen to Ella?
It's Bedtime, Wibbly Pig
Author: Mick Inkpen
Publisher: New York: N.Y.: Viking, 2004
Call No.: JP INK
Summary: Wibbly Pig is getting ready for bed. But there are some things to be done before going to bed! Find out what Wibbly Pig has to do before he is clean and ready for bed!
Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Socks
Author: Robert Kinerk
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Yound Readers, c2005
Call No.: JP KIN
Summary: Timothy is a stubborn boy. When he decides not to change his socks for one month, nobody can persuade him otherwise! Much to the relief of everyone, Timothy finally removes his socks when one month is up. An ideal book to educate children on the importance of thinking through whether an idea is worth doing, especially if it affects others.
Author: Lisa Kopelke
Publisher: London: Simon & Schuster Books, 2004
Call No.: JP KOP
Summary: When Frog's nose starts to run during his dance performance, he remembers his mother teaching him to use a tissue paper to blow his nose. He dances through the process of taking a tissue into a wastebasket. His friends do the same! The audience loves the ‘Dance of the Tissue-Box Fairies!'
Ruthie Bon Bair, Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing
Author: Susan Lubner
Publisher: New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006
Call No.: JP LUB
Summary: Ruthie does not listen to her mother’s instructions to dry her hair before going to bed. When mushrooms, ferns and even water lilies begin to grow on Ruthie's head, the doctor, gardener and hairdresser are not able to help Ruthie. Will Ruthie have to keep the garden on her head forever?
Evie's Mad Hair Day
Author: Shane McG
Publisher: Dorking: Templar, 2005
Call No.: JP MAC
Summary: Evie has time to get dresses and brush her teeth but has no time to brush her hair. She is simply too busy to bother about her hair! When Evie finally see her reflection in the mirror, she decides to give her hair a brush. Maybe it is a good thing to brush her hair after all!
Author: Kate McMullan
Publisher: New York: Little Brown and Co., c2005
Call No.: JP MAC
Summary: Ten babies are dirty from playing and it is time for them to take a bath. They have a great time in the bath! An interesting counting book that teaches numbers and good hygiene.
Time to Get Up, Time to Go
Author: David Milgrim
Publisher: New York: Clarion Books, c2006
Call No.: JP MIL
Summary: There is a time for everything! Time to eat, and time for strolling down the street. Time for swimming class, and time to cuddle with a book. Most importantly, there is a time to get a good scrub and get clean!
Author: Robert Munsch
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, c2000
Call No.: JP MUN
Summary: Aaron wants to look like his daddy and starts growing his hair long till it out of control! When Aaron tells his hair off, the hair decides to leave Aaron to look for someone who will like it. This starts a whole series of troubles! Will Aaron ever get his hair back?
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Author: Robert Munsch
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, c2004
Call No.: JP MUN
Summary: Tina buys a new pair of socks that she likes very much. It is the perfect pair of socks! Tina decides that she will not remove the socks and she wears them for days and days. The smell coming from the dirty socks is horrible! A flock of geese flying over her house drops from the sky from the smell! Will Tina ever change her socks?