Noses Are Not for Picking (Best Behavior® Board Book Series) (Board book)

Noses Are Not for Picking (Best Behavior® Board Book Series) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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!

About the Author

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 40 highly acclaimed books for children and teens, including books in the Best Behavior series for young children, the Happy Healthy Baby™ and Toddler Tools® board book series, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Her most recent titles include Reach (Happy Healthy Baby), On-the-Go Time (Toddler Tools), Bystander Power (Laugh & Learn), and The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents). She lives with her husband, two children, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated all of the books in the Best Behavior and Toddler Tools series. Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.

Praise For…

“Extensive tips for parents and caregivers on ways to gently discourage nose-picking through modeling, respect, redirection, and persistence. A positive approach to a difficult subject.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“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.” 
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781575424712
ISBN-10: 1575424711
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: September 12th, 2014
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Best Behavior® Board Book Series