Invitation to our book launch


According to UNICEF, hand washing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent diarrheal-related deaths and other diseases. A review of several studies shows that hand washing in institutions such as primary schools and daycare centers reduces the incidence of diarrhea by an average of 30%.

Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is a children's picture book written for children under the age of 9 by children's book author, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi. Illustrations are used throughout to help children with comprehension. The book like all Clever Clogs Books, are purpose-built for bedtime stories and also to encourage early readers and family time. Easy to read and informative, Why Do You Wash Your Hands? shows young readers, parents, teachers and guardians the importance of hand washing
New studies suggest that hand washing promotion in schools can play a role in reducing absenteeism among primary school children. In China, for example, promotion and distribution of soap in primary schools resulted in 54% fewer days of absence among students compared to schools without such an intervention.

Why do you need to have this book?


Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is set to make history as the first Nigerian children's book to be published simultaneously in 4 languages – English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba respectively and we'd love for you to be part of this historic achievement.


This is a limited edition collector’s item; one time print only. Your children and future generations to come will thank you for adding this iconic book to their library.


The book aims at driving health awareness, education and culture by communicating the importance of hand washing while also promoting the beauty of Nigerian native languages.


Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is a Nigerian-themed children's picture book, written specifically for the African child. The characters, setting and storylines are culturally-appropriate and relatable, enhancing the self-esteem and confidence of African children.


Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is in line with the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Handwashing reduce the incidence of diarrhea by an average of 30%


Launch With Us!

Do you want to know something more exciting? The book launch for Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is taking place in the month of Global Hand Washing Day.


Book reading by special guests Nibbles, Music and Games Fun talks Play Area for children Autograph signing Networking with exclusive guests


For more details about the book launch and to register to attend, please click the RSVP to attend button below. However, we can tell you that it's taking place in Lagos on Saturday October 26th, 2019.

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The Author

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the publisher of Clever Clogs Books; and the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival. She is passionate about creating visually-engaging, culturally-relevant content for children, and has a desire to see steadily increasing literacy rates across the world. Her published works include: Tobi Visits the Conservatory; Kob the Antelope; Diary of a Toddler and Why Do You Wash Your Hands?

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