Where is my nose? What do I smell? Why do I have to brush my teeth? This guide can help you answer all of the questions that babies, toddlers & preschoolers will throw at you about their bodies!
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2012
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A toddler describes the things he sees while eating, including his chair, bib, plate, cup, and spoon
Pirates Don't Take Baths
"It'd be great to be a pirate and never have to take a bath...but what about the seasickness, Mom counters? Same with being a cowboy and sleeping on the ground, or being an astronaut and peeing in space. Hmmm. Maybe it's easier to take the bath than defeat Mom-logic." - Becky, Teen Librarian
I Like Myself!
"Awwww...what a sweet little self-esteem book. Karen Beaumont is one of the best writers of rhyming text that has perfect rhythm and is funny -- something not often achieved post-Dr. Seuss..." - Becky, Teen Librarian
"A yawn is just a stretch that starts down deep inside." - Stretch, Doreen Cronin
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
"A calming book with a nice refrain. Would make a good "I love you" book for parents, or a good All About Me book. My favorite illustration is the one of the little baby born on the ice, who's hangin' with a penguin." - Tamara, Web Content Librarian
No matter how hard he tries, Dirtball Pete is always a mess, and even after his mother scrubs him clean for a school recital to show others what a beautiful and special boy he is, he seems destined to live up to his name.
Rhymes tell what some babies grow up to be.
Here Are My Hands
The owner of a human body celebrates it by pointing out various parts and mentioning their functions, from "hands for catching and throwing" to the "skin that bundles me in."