I found this picture book to be well thought out, insightful and well written. It conveyed the intentions of captivating the mind of the young reader and sending a very crucial message on the need and importance of frequent hand washing. It sets out to present thirteen specific, realistic, colorful everyday scenarios that vividly depict when hand washing is necessary. I like the fact that it also pauses to show the actual steps for hand washing twice.
The clear illustration, simple language and limited texts keep it captivating and appealing. They help drive the message home and keep a lasting visual picture in the minds of the young readers. The setting within NIGERIA resonates! It promotes the enriched culture, depicts a recognition of the familiar and makes it realistic to connect with. It further awakens the curiosity of the international readers about the Nigerian environment, whilst they absorb the main theme.
I find the theme which teaches on hygiene, to be significant, ageless and applicable to the young and old. This would keep the book globally relevant for all seasons and generations to come. I recommend this book to everyone who cares about children, about family and about hygiene. This would include parents, teachers, doctors and educational institutions.
Bolanle Adewole Executive Director — The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos