Germs on their Fingers
¡Gérmenes en tus manos!

Hardcover ISBN# 0-9703632-1-4 $17.95
Softcover ISBN# 0-9703632-0-6 $12.95
64 pages, four-color, all ages English/Spanish

A brightly illustrated, bilingual book that teaches children of all ages to wash their hands while encouraging divergent thinking and modeling community leadership.

  • A Mom decides in her sleep which worry to keep ... Germs on their fingers. Germs one can't see. Those germs that linger, that won't let us be.
  • A unique "bubblequest" format that stimulates children and parents (or teachers) to engage in provocative discussions... What fruit did you eat today? When do you do your thinking?
  • Two books in one!

"...belongs in every daycare and school in the country! I read this and immediately went to wash my hands."

-- K. Rochelle, NH

"What a cute way to teach that germs can be good or bad! I love the illustrations..."

-- S. Barker, KY

Author Wendy Wakefield Ferrin
M.S., Gifted Education, past president of the Tennessee Association for the Gifted, educational consultant and Founder of the SOPE Project (
Illustrator Beverly Ashley Broyles
M.S., Art Education, art museum Curator of Education, began illustrating children's books more than 20 years ago.
Translator Lucia Tono
Ph.D., Anthropology

"This enchanting educational experience communicates to children of all ages the importance of washing their hands. The rhythmic prose is a delight to read; the illustrations are bright and bold, and questions in bubbles -- a "bubblequest", engage readers throughout the book. It's the first of its kind in heightening multicultural awareness; read the book from front to middle, and it's in English; flip it over and read it back to middle, it's in Spanish! By asking the reader to decide upon which worry your action should take, Germs fosters community involvement." J. Lisi, MA

Order information

Publisher: The Wakefield Connection, Inc.
5201 Kingston Pike, Suite 6-302
Knoxville, TN 37919-5026
(704) 675-0290