J u d i t h
A n n e R i c e
is an Early Childhood Family Education teacher now retired after thirty-four years with the Saint Paul Public School system. She
has written six books aimed at young children and their parents,
care providers, and teachers. The books have been published by
Redleaf Press (of Saint Paul, Minnesota) and have sold over 200,000 copies,
mostly to the educational market.
She is a popular
keynote speaker at gatherings of teachers around the country,
usually presenting her special expertise on building character in
young children. She also gives very informative and funny lice
education workshops (in case you are itching for help).
background information on Judith can be found
alter ego, Professor Prunella Popper, teaches classes for young
children. Here is a sample lecture from
Prunella's video Why, How & When to Wash Hands.
B O O K S
Judith's books may be ordered from the
publisher, Redleaf Press,
or toll free at 800-423-8309.
Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright
Disgusting but...INVISIBLE Germs, Redleaf Press, 1989. A children's
picture book that teaches handwashing to preschoolers, now in its
second (bilingual) edition. Made into an award winning video by the
Minnesota State Department of Health.
The Kindness Curriculum,
Second Edition: Stop Bullying Before it Starts, Redleaf Press,
2013. An activity book
for parents and teachers, aimed at helping children develop their
intrinsic abilities to be happy, productive, and caring individuals.
The book provides a developmentally appropriate and comprehensive
framework for creating a peaceful and supportive learning environment.
College education departments use the book in their elementary
Let's Party! How to Plan Special Events
and Raise Money in Early Childhood Programs, Redleaf Press 1997. "This
is a delightful and practical resource for early childhood program
staff and parents who want to create memorable special events for
young children and their families. Not only does Judith Rice share a
wealth of ideas based upon her experiences, she also includes
wonderful time-saving reproducible materials to implement these
Minnesota Department of Children,
Families and Learning
Those Icky Sticky Smelly
Cavity-Causing But...INVISIBLE Germs, Redleaf Press,1997. A
children's picture book that teaches the importance of tooth brushing
Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Tiny Not-So-Nice Head Lice, Redleaf
Press,1998. "Judith Anne Rice has done it again...Those Itsy-Bitsy
Teeny-Tiny Not-So-Nice Head Lice is just like her other books on
handwashing and toothbrushing habits—it is another masterpiece. Today
in public health, one of the most frequently encountered community
problems is the issue of head lice. Information about head lice
infestation is important to both parents and children. This book is a
creative and effective tool that adults and children alike can use to
learn the facts about the prevention and treatment of head lice."
—Michael T. Osterholm,PhD. MPH
State Epidemiologist and Chief,
Acute Disease Epidemiology, State of Minnesota
Those Ooey Gooey Winky Blinky but...Invisible
Pinkeye Germs, Redleaf Press, 2000. Ooey Gooey, the latest
title in a series of four very popular children's picture books, helps
children understand and cope with pinkeye infections.