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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Ltf edition (Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448436124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448436128
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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With the help of this book, toddlers will love learning to say NO to hitting?and screaming and squeezing and yelling?and YES to fun Refreshingly honest and all too true, this funny book is perfect for toddlers, and parents will find it a painless wa

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Juliette on 10 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
The book is supposed to offer advice on how to stop your child from hitting others, and actions to take if he/she does hit another child. The title is a misnomer as it only has one page on this subject, and the title is a ruse to buy another in these series of books which are basically all the same with a different title. I can imagine a parent buying this book in desperation when they have a child with this problem, but believe me this book does not give good advice on how to deal with the issue.

The solutions in this book were ridiculous. Basically reward a child when they are being naughty. As for giving clay to a child who is having a tantrum, I'd only advise this if you want to scrub clean an entire room.

Misguided, probably well intentioned, but ultimately very poor parenting or carer advice. If you are going to buy one book, the best I have found is The Good, the Bad and the Irritating: A Practical Approach for Parents of Children who are Attention Seeking: A Practical Approach for Parents of Children Who Are Attention Seeking (Lucky Duck Books) as it is a much better book. It helps you deal with, and defuse, tantrums or misbehaviour that can escalate with any child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michael lynch on 16 Dec. 2013
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I have two young daughters who regularly knock seven bells out of each other - sometimes with this book. It does't seem to have chaged much by itself but is a useful part of a broader programe of behavioural management.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Patricia M. Cleary on 15 Jun. 2008
Format: Hardcover
Words fail me on this one! Political correctness gone mad.

The suggestions for dealing with misbehaviour are fatuous. Only one page explores hitting, then the book moves on to mistreating animals, throwing a tantrum, damaging another child's property and tongue pulling. The suggested remedies? In order: the adult should fetch out the pots, pans and wooden spoons for the child to clatter and bang them and add unwanted noise to the misbehaviour; fetch out the clay and let the child attack that instead, adding mess-making to the problem; conjure up autumn leaves (bit tricky this, nine months of the year) for the child to mash up; produce an art pad and easel for the child to scribble on; and, best of all, this is my personal favourite, when the child pulls his tongue out at Mum, give him an ice lolly to lick with said tongue.

The final page asks the child if he feels better now, to which he replies yes and states that he's not mad anymore - unlike any adult who follows this advice and expects it to modify or extinguish misbehaviour. What were the writer and the publisher thinking? Stark raving mad.
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Format: Hardcover
Good book for teaching your little monsters about hitting and tantrums
Short enough so they won't get bored or feel like they are getting lectured.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Examples are a little odd 9 Jun. 2006
By H. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I agree with the reviewer that found it odd that one of the examples in the book suggested that instead of sticking out your tongue you should lick an ice cream cone. ?? The examples were a little strange and the book isn't completely focused on hitting.

A friend of mine owns another book on hitting called

Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi Ph.D. I recommend that book as a little more on target for those focused on correcting a hitting issue.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
cute book but not ideal to teach about "not hitting" 4 Aug. 2006
By JulieRez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book to reinforce with my 2 year old why hitting is wrong. My son doesn't hit alot, but at age 2, he gets angry and doesn't know how to express his feelings. I was hoping that a picture book might help him to identify his emotions and maybe identify some empathy for the person on the receiving end of the hitting.

While my son likes when we read read this book, and can easily recite from memory the mantra "that's not ok", he doesn't really make the connection to his own angry feelings and what to do with them.

The title of the book, "No Hitting" is also a little misleading. Only the first page actually addresses hitting; the rest of the book addresses other inappropriate behaviors that kids have when they are mad (like squeezing the cat, jumping up and down while yelling and screaming, scribbling in sister's book, etc). Each page starts with the phrase "I'm mad. I want to (fill in the blank). That's not ok, but I can..." When you lift the flap, you see an alternative to the inappropriate behavior. The weird thing is that the alternatives are not at all useful. Even as an adult, if I were so angry as to want to hit someone, I don't think I'd be calm enough to ask for some pots and pans to bang away on (and neither is a 2 year old).

As a matter of fact, my son got angry at the cat the other day and tried to squeeze her (which he'd never done before getting the idea in the book). Lucky for us, our kitty is pretty fast!

So, as an educational tool - not so good. But the illustrations (as with all K. Katz books) are cute and my son really does enjoy the book and pulls it out almost every day.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
How to hit! 31 May 2009
By Jenna Reads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I purchased the gift box set "Little Do's and Dont's" with the idea it would be a helpful leaning tool for my 3 year old daughter. The "No Hitting" book was included in the set. She had never hit anyone, but had started to have fits of anger (perfectly normal for her age). We practice positive discipline and try to teach her what TO do when she is angry. As I turned each page and read, she listened intently and seemed to really enjoy the book. However, the first time she got mad...what did she do??? She hit her little brother!!! This is something she had never done. The babysitter told me that my daughter got mad at her and scribbled on her drawing. Yesterday, she stuck her tongue out at her father...again something she had never done. Tonight, she hit me in the face! Whoa! I so regret reading this book to her. Rather than learn the appropriate actions for venting her anger, she has copied the inappropriate actions of the child in the book. Children learn from modeling and they especially love to copy the behaviors of other children. "Monkey see, monkey do".

PLEASE, if you child has never hit anyone, or squeezed the cat, or jumped up and down when he is mad or scribbled in someone else's book or stuck out his tongue...do NOT read this book to him/her. It wil
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
That's not okay... but I can do this instead 29 May 2005
By Emma's Mama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Good manners and teaching your child ways to verbally express themselves rather than hitting, squeezing, scribbling, sticking out their tongues or throwing a tantums.

Each page starts out the same with ' I'm Mad.... and ends with " That's no okay, but I can.... After a few reading your child knows how each page starts & ends. Which makes them feel or at least my daughter feels like she is "reading" the book with me. I like that that Karen Katz draws children of all nationalities. My daughter also loves to help me lift the flaps on each page.

I'd love it if this book was also put out in board book form.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not as Good 16 Mar. 2006
By S.A.L. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is true to form, beautiful colored images that young children love to look at, but the story is weird. It talks about how to deal with frustration other than through hitting. However the advice didn't really make sense...the author writes that instead of sticking your tongue out at someone, stick your tongue and lick an ice cream cone instead....????? I didn't get it, and I didn't want my kids expecting me to give them ice cream everytime they got angry!

Her other books like Where is Mommy and Wiggle Your Toes are better.
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