We’ve all seen it—the nose-picking habit starts as early as the toddler years, and no child is the exception. Young children pick their noses for a variety of reasons, from colds to allergies to curiosity or boredom. This board book for toddlers and preschoolers is the answer to the age-old question “How can I get my child not to pick, especially not in public?”
With gentle humor and kid-friendly support, this board book for toddlers and preschoolers helps guide little ones away from nose picking toward healthier habits, like using a tissue and washing their hands. Catchy words help children remember what to do; vibrant full-color illustrations bring the words to life. Throughout, the positive message shines through: noses are for breathing, sniffing, smelling . . . but not for picking!
This ninth title in the Best Behavior series aims to guide readers' fingers away from that most tempting of targets in the center of their faces. "Noses are for sniffing, mmmm," writes Verdick. "But noses are not for picking, and fingers are not for licking!" ("Yuck," thinks a pet cat in the chunky accompanying cartoon, as a curly-haired boy sticks out his tongue in disgust.) Didactic by design, the book provides children with reasons to avoid picking their noses (avoiding germs), alternatives ("Pick a tissue not your nose"), and extensive suggestions for parents wrangling with this particular habit at home. Up to age 3.