Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book


If your hands can mix and mash, what job might you have?

Hands can wiggle, hands can clap.

Hands can wrap and flap and tap.

But hands can help—so raise yours, please!

Can you guess? Whose hands are these?

What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful work. And together, these helpers make their community a safe and fun place to live.

As you read, keep an eye out for community members who make repeat appearances! Can you guess all the jobs based on the actions of these busy hands?

Miranda Paul is an award-winning children's book author. Her recent books include One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children. Find out more at www.mirandapaul.com and www.oneplasticbag.com.

Luciana Navarro Powell was born in Brazil and worked as a product and graphic designer and before becoming an illustrator. She incorporates watercolor, photographs, and scanned objects into her artwork. She lives with her husband and two children in San Diego, California.