According to the UNICEF, hand washing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent communicable diseases. For Talabi, this is a major reason why the book was written. “Why Do You Wash Your Hands? deploys a fun and pictorial style to help children and their parents understand the importance of regular hand washing and learn the different occasions before or after which they should wash their hands” she said.
“The book is not only being launched in the month of Global Hand Washing Day, but comes in a compendium version that makes it the first indigenous Nigerian children’s picture book to be published simultaneously in four different languages – English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba,” Talabi further added.
According to publishers, Clever Clogs Books, the compendium version in four languages is a limited edition, single print, collector’s item. Readers and book collectors can get their hands on it at the book launch on the 26th of October in Lagos.
More Details on the Book Launch
Date – Saturday 26th October, 2019
Time – 3pm (cocktails and arrivals)
Venue : Victoria Island location to be revealed to people who pre-order the book or RSVP HERE.
There will also be speakers and special readers at the book launch. Follow @bunmiaboderintalabi @cleverclogsbook on social media for updates and use #WhyDoYouWashYourHands to join the conversation online.