Reviewed by Amanda McCorquodale
Through humor and clever rhymes, tots learn why they shouldn’t stick things in their noses or ears.
Considering how much young children like fitting small things in holes––think of the mania surrounding Legos—it’s no wonder some tots wind up inserting crayons in their nostrils and ears. Any ear, nose, and throat doctor could likely brag of the bizarre things he or she has removed; one was so inspired that he penned a humorous board book to warn kids. Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears!, by Jerald S. Altman, MD, and Richard Jacobson, uses high-contrast pictures and clever rhymes to teach children to keep hazardous objects out of their orifices.