Why Do You Wash Your Hands?

Did you know that every year more than 60,000 children under the age of 5 die of diarrhoea? (WaterAid 2018). Did you also know that many of these deaths are preventable with proper hand washing practices? This book deploys a fun and pictorial style to help children and their parents understand the importance of regular hand washing whilst learning the different occasions before or after which they should wash their hands.
Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is Nigeria's first children’s books to be published simultaneously in 4 different indigenous languages – English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.





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.

Bolanle Adewole
Executive Director
The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos

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.

Bolanle Adewole
Executive Director
The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos

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.

Bolanle Adewole
Executive Director
The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos

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.

Bolanle Adewole
Executive Director
The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos

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.

Bolanle Adewole
Executive Director
The Learning Place and TLPCentre, Lekki, Lagos

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

Thank you to @bunmiaboderintalabi and @cleverclogsbooks for the amazing book #whydoyouwashyourhands. Great illustration, easy to read and super educative. It teaches children why, when and how to wash their hands in a fun way that they won't forget. My nieces now shade everyone when they do not wash their hands.
The fact that it comes in local languages means that I get to also teach my daughter some Yoruba while at it 😊.
Super well done!

Molade Adeniyi
CEO
West Africa Vocational Education

Bunmi's book on hand washing should be on every school bookshelf and possibly in every child's book collection. It's very relevant at this time.

Sylvia Nwakwue
Divisional Head, Transaction Services
GTBank

I like the fact that it is a fantastic print and I particularly like the topic. It addresses one of the basic issues of healthy living - washing of hands especially in the face of the rampaging COVID-19.

Ademola Osinubi
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief
Punch Nigeria Limited

I love how such relevant instruction is presented in a simple, relatable, easy to understand yet attractive way for children of all ages. The children at Kids' Court School thoroughly enjoyed listening, reading along and responding to the cues in the story. "Why do you wash your hands?" by Olubumni Aboderin-Talabi is a classic that will remain a valuable part of any child's library through the ages.

Dr. Abimbola Ogundere
Director
The Kids' Court School

Relevant instruction presented in a simple, relatable, easy-to-understand yet attractive way for children of all ages. "Why Do You Wash Your Hands?" by Olubumni Aboderin-Talabi is a classic that will remain a valuable part of any child's library through the ages.

Dr. Abimbola Ogundere
Director
The Kids' Court School
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