Posted on 03/23/2020 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A 2017 children’s book has seen sales increase by over 2,000 percent in the past month.

Yep, you read that number right — two thousand percent.

The title? I Don’t Want to Wash My Hands!, one of the Little Princess books from author Tony Ross.

The Guardian reports that Ross’s publisher has had to place an “immediate hasty reprint” of the book, which was inspired by the author’s need to instruct his own children on proper hygiene years ago.

If you’d prefer that your children focus on something less eerily relevant, Hollywood is here to help — and it’s still educational.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Amy Adams, Josh Gad, Jennifer Garner and more stars are posting videos of themselves reading children’s stories on social media.

They’re calling the movements “Operation Storytime” and “Save With Stories” and also using the moment as a platform to encourage donations to food charities.

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