WEE BEASTiES is an illustrated children's book of rhyming verse that takes a humorous approach to teaching kids proper handwashing techniques to stop the spread of viruses and bacterial germs and successfully "beat the wee beasties" like a super hero.
The accompanying song supports the daily activity lesson with a fun, memorable melody and a 20-second chorus that adequately measures the time needed to properly wash hands with soap and water.
“As a medical professional, I can attest to the importance of handwashing as an effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep people healthy. As a mother, I know how challenging it can be to get kiddos to form excellent habits. This book and song are great tools for parents and teachers to make handwashing meaningful for children. The book takes a hilarious look at germs and how they need to be washed away. It will help build quality hand hygiene skills that will last! This book is an entertaining and informative must-read book for children that makes handwashing fun.”
— Colleen Fracisco, MSN, RN, CAPA
“Wee Beasties is an adorable picture book bound to inspire my preschoolers to wash their hands. The author’s peppy and engaging rhyming text, combined with the bright and vibrant illustrations, and a creative song, lead to a fun reading and singing experience. Wee Beasties will definitely be part of my beginning of the year rotation when establishing classroom routines. I can’t wait for my preschoolers to experience Wee Beasties!”
— Kelly Gross, Preschool Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
"As a Kindergarten teacher, I absolutely LOVE Wee Beasties especially during this time when spreading germs is much more of an issue than it has ever been before. I didn't think teaching handwashing could be so much fun. The song would be an amazing thing to teach students to sing while they wash their hands so they really do wash all the germies off."
= Debbie Bragg, Lead K/1 Teacher, Multicultural Academy