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Book for 2 yo with subliminal message about emotions (happy, sad etc) or - even better - why hitting babies is wrong

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MuffinMclay Tue 23-Sep-08 13:10:39

In desperation I am hoping that a reading a book about emotions might help me explain to ds1 why it is wrong to hit babies, push them over, steal toys from them etc. I try to explain but he thinks it is a hugely funny game (chanting 'don't hit baby X, it makes him sad/makes him cry etc as he whacks the baby yet again).

Needn't be a book about babies as such. Something like 'Kipper is sad when his kite blows away' would do.

Marina Tue 23-Sep-08 13:13:08

I don't think you can beat this vintage title personally, although it is aimed at infant school aged children, so your ds might be a little young at the moment

RubySlippers Tue 23-Sep-08 13:14:39

Wibbly Pig - there is a whole series of these and one is called Wibbly Pig is happy

i will try to find a link

RubySlippers Tue 23-Sep-08 13:16:24

it is here

it talks about how he gets sad when, IIRC, he drops his ice cream or his sandcastle gets knocked over

the pictures are good

MuffinMclay Tue 23-Sep-08 13:30:36

Both great ideas, thank you.

Any more?

LostGirl Tue 23-Sep-08 16:31:08

How abou 'Be Gentle' by Virginia Miller here .

I don't think it deals with either children or hitting but it is about Bartholomew (?) having to learn to be gentle with the new kitten, at first he isn't and the kitten is scared of him etc. This might not be the sort of thing you are after at all but it is basically a lovely book about treating others nicely.

Tidgypuds Tue 23-Sep-08 16:38:52

How about this one here A good book for little ones. It was a good way of getting my DD to tell me how she felt and helped her understand what feelings are at about age 2/3.

MuffinMclay Wed 24-Sep-08 18:58:49

Excellent, thank you. I feel a big Amazon order coming on.....

epsombooks Thu 25-Sep-08 13:47:21

Usborne Books do a series called "cautionary tales"

Go to and type cautionary tales in the series box to see the full range

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