Tails are Not for Pulling by Elizabeth Verdick

Tails are Not for Pulling

Written by Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrated by
Part of the Good Behaviour Series


Tails are Not for Pulling by Elizabeth Verdick

These titles are also ideal for playschool groups and reception classes. Developing good relationships with others is a key part of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for all children Birth to 5 in registered Early Years settings (which became statutory in September 2008). The roll out of the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Curriculum to all Primary Schools puts an additional emphasis on teaching good behaviour and ways to deal with emotions throughout primary education. Features include rhythmic, repetitive text, friendly & ethnically diverse illustrations and humorous touches, plus a page of concise advice for parents/carers. Rhythmic, repetitive text makes these books fun to share or read aloud.


'Right and wrong feature heavily. Brilliant starting points for helping to show young children how to develop good relationships by exploring and managing feelings, actions and words in a positive way.'

'This book is both educational and entertaining. It aims to teach children the correct way to treat animals. Children will learn that it is alright to scratch backs and pet fur - but NOT to pull tails Practical Pre-school (April 2010)'

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24 pages


Elizabeth Verdick
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

14th August 2009



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