Title: Hands Off, Harry!
Author: Rosemary Wells
Recommended for: Preschool to maybe 1st grade
Call Number/Link: E WELLS
Harry has trouble keeping his hands off his classmates until Tina thinks of the perfect piece of gym equipment to teach him about personal space.
The incomparable Rosemary Wells has created a series of books to help with issues that might come up in a classroom setting–preschool or kindergarten. This book is one of the few books I have seen that discusses strategies for kids who touch other people and their things. It is a funny story, but it teaches a lesson and gives action steps. It is also much more nuanced than a title like “Hands are Not for Hitting.” I get questions about issues like this a lot, and this book is very helpful.The only other book in the series currently appears to be Miracle Melts Down about temper tantrums in the classroom.