Funny story: my son used to hate getting haircuts, so one fine day, I told him that if his hair got too long and bushy, birds would think it’s a nest and lay eggs in it. He bought it. Since then, he’d be the first to bug us to bring him for a haircut if he felt his hair was getting “too bushy”, haha! So, imagine my delight when I saw this book!
Brush Your Teeth, Please is a fully interactive pop-up book that makes toothbrushing fun for kids by asking them to help clean some animals’ teeth by moving a “toothbrush” back and forth, up and down, and all around, respectively — just like the actual brushing motions — as they brush the teeth of various animals.
I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! is a great book that teaches and celebrates all parts of the body and their functions. Kids will also love the easy rhyming text and humorous illustrations.
This hilariously illustrated book addresses some of the irrational fears that some kids might have — that their hair falling out means that they will go bald, or that when one tooth falls out, it means that other body parts are liable to come apart. Well, at least the boy in Parts did. Of course, when his parents realise what he’s going through, they reassure him that all is well, and tells him a bit about how the body works.
Whose Nose and Tail and Toes are Those? is a fun flip-flap book that requires the reader to guess the animal that’s hiding by looking at its nose, tail and “toes” (feet). The identity of the animal is then revealed with a flip of the flap.
Ten Tiny Tickles is an ingenious board book that combines counting and tickling with candy-coloured baby-friendly illustrations — a fun read for babies.
The Eye Book is one of the great Beginning Beginners books by Dr Seuss for babies and young toddlers. The easy rhymes and cute illustrations make this book on eyes — and all the things we see with them — a pleasure to read.
We love most of the Dr Seuss Beginning Beginners books, and those that focus on specific parts of the body are particularly great for babies and young toddlers who are learning about themselves. Like the Eye, Nose and Ear books, the catchy rhymes and fun illustrations in Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb make it fun to read out loud. And because the book is about hands and fingers, it encourages the little ones to drum their fingers or hands along with the monkey, like so:
Another fun rhyming book on bodies by Dr Seuss, The Belly Book talks about bellies and how everyone has one, albeit different ones — “hard belly, soft belly, bunny belly, funny belly”, etc. It also reminds kids to love their bellies by eating healthily — a message worth reiterating.