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T-shirts Aren't Napkins!

Marta Zafrilla

Martina Peluso


To all of the washing machines, for allowing all the mud, chocolate, and paint to find clean canvases every day to help brighten childrens’ lives. — Marta Zafrilla — To Arturo, Sofia and Vittoria, with love. — Martina Peluso —

This book is printed on Stone Paper with silver Cradle to Cradle™ certification. Cradle to Cradle™ is one of the most demanding ecological certification systems, awarded to products that have been conceived and designed in an ecologically intelligent way. Cradle to Cradle™ recognizes that environmentally safe materials are used in the manufacturing of Stone Paper which have been designed for re-use after recycling. The use of less energy in a more efficient way, together with the fact that no water, trees nor bleach are required, were decisive factors in awarding this valuable certification.

T-shirts Aren’t Napkins! Text © 2019 Marta Zafrilla Illustrations © 2019 Martina Peluso This edition © 2019 Cuento de Luz SL Calle Claveles, 10 | Urb. Monteclaro | Pozuelo de Alarcón | 28223 | Madrid | Spain www.cuentodeluz.com Original title in Spanish: Las camisetas no somos servilletas English translation by Jon Brokenbrow Printed in PRC by Shanghai Chenxi Printing Co., Ltd. January 2019, print number xxx ISBN: 978-84-16733-50-7 All rights reserved


T-shirts Aren't Napkins!

Marta Zafrilla

Martina Peluso


Olivia knows that you must wash your hands before you eat. But when she's really hungry, or it's time for her favorite meal, she usually forgets. If it's a hamburger, she doesn't forget to wash her hands sometimes: she forgets most of the time.


In fact, nearly all the time. OK; if it's a hamburger, Olivia always forgets to wash her hands. Who hasn't forgotten to wash their hands sometimes?


When Olivia’s mom notices, she says: "You know that there are bacteria on your hands, and you've got to wash them really well!" Then they go to the bathroom together and sing this song:

"Wash, wash, wash your hands,"


“Wash them every day, Wash them up and wash them down, wash the germs away!”


When Olivia eats chocolate ice cream, sometimes it drips on her pants. Plip, plop. Well, not sometimes—nearly always. OK, not nearly always— every time Olivia eats chocolate ice cream, her pants end up looking like a . . .

N ! I K S D R A P O E L


Luckily, Mom doesn't get angry: she just helps Olivia clean up, and says, "Don't worry, Olivia. As you get older, you'll learn to stay clean." And then they sing together:

“Next time I eat my ice cream My pants are staying nice and clean!”


And if Olivia still feels upset, Mom adds:

“Not to worry, we'll wash that mess, And soon we'll have you looking your best!”


Olivia doesn’t have very good table manners. Fortunately, her mom is very patient, and encourages her to try again, with songs and plenty of good humor. Olivia’s mom knows that a dash of fun and a splash of love help children to learn routines and become more independent. Do you want to learn her rhymes? They’re handy, and very easy to remember!

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T-shirts Aren't Napkins  

T-shirts Aren't Napkins