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The Holes in Your Nose (My Body Science Series) Hardcover – March 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Series: My Body Science Series
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub; First Thus edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916291502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916291501
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The latest Japanese import in Kane/ Miller's My Body Science/Curious Nell series starts out promisingly, with some of the same frank humor that characterized their initial offering (Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops ). Yagyu is certainly informative--he bolsters his explanations of the nose and its functions with diagrams and crisp line drawings, and his largely orange, red and black palette lends a retro-'60s look. Unfortunately, the book goes more than slightly overboard in its exploration of nasal passages. For example, a gorilla with a runny nose denies the offer of a tissue, saying that he plans to "let it dry then pick it off and eat it." Even the hardiest readers may find themselves opting out of this one. Pass the Kleenex, please. Ages 18 mos.-5 yrs.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-There are some imports that just shouldn't make the crossing, and this study of nostrils is one of them. Just like the first in this series, Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops (Kane/Miller, 1993), the pictures are dull, the text is stilted, and the value is nill. Does anyone really care if, when they get older, their nostrils will be bigger? Or, that, according to one young boy with a dripping nose, "Wed the holes in my dose are sdubbed ub, I candt sbell id eved wed I fart."? (This is accompanied by "BRRRROMMMM!" printed next to the subject's rear end.) In fact, runny noses are pictured on several pages; the monotony is broken by depictions of bleeding noses, one caused by "pick(ing) it too roughly." Other bits of wisdom are also included, such as "If you fill up the holes in your nose with morning glory seeds, the seeds will swell up and begin to sprout. Your nose will hurt a lot." Not worth anyone's time or money.
Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 1.5 year old daughter on a lark after she put a pea up her nose. I figured it would be good for a chuckle, and I was right - it definitely finds humor in nose holes. The strange part is, it has become my daughter's top #1 favorite. I have no idea why - it doesn't have a plot or any characters, but she just adores it. Go figure. I give this book a strong recommendation not just because it cracks me up, but because she loves it. Also, I don't know if it's a coincidence, but she hasn't put any peas in her nose since.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Reinhardt on October 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Overall if you liked *Everyone Poops* you'll probably like this one....just not nearly as much.
I have to say that while the whole family really enjoyed *everyone poops* which was innovative and funny in a laugh out loud sort of way this one kind of smacked of "how can i do something similar again?" The jokes are somewhat similar in that they are of the body humor variety but with this book they are more of the gross-out variety as opposed to the innovative sort.
That said, that kind of subtlty tends to get lost on children. My son found this book just as much of a hoot as the poop book. His sense of humor isnt, shall we say, all that sophisticated and *going for the gross-out* in his case might be considered a plus.
So while I, as a mom, didn't find this to be anywhere near as good as the other book, I think my son enjoyed it as much and since it was a book for him, I have to say that ultimately it was a good purchase.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By joanne wiser on April 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I first came across this book at Toys R Us. I thought it was amusing and informative. We read the book in the store and decided to get it for our unborn baby as it's first book. I feel it is important for children to understand were things come from. I myself have often wondered about where all the snot and boogers come from. I find it refreashing that someone has finally written a book about such things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shanna A. Gonzalez on May 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
Another book in the spirit of Everyone Poops, but without the same humor or simplicity. It opens with comparisons of different people's nose holes, and proceeds to animals' nose holes (the dolphin has one on top of its head; seals and hippos can close theirs to go underwater). The content of "boogers" is described, and there's an explanation of how the nose and mouth are connected. There's a little experimentation, where children are asked to hold their nose and try to talk, and a bit of non-essential body humor: "Wed the holes in my dose are sdubbed ub, I candt sbell id eved wed I fart."

Young children are fascinated with the aspects of their body which they are not allowed to talk about, and this book attempts to bring a lighthearted, scientific understanding to this oft-overlooked body part. However, the artwork is below mediocre, the text is unexciting, and there are better books that cover this topic without being boring.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Heffernan on February 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I can't believe it -- I had this book in a drawer in her bookcase for reading when she's a little older, but she found it, and ever since we have to read it 2-3 times daily! (For now, I just read the bold type, and will leave the detail for when she's a little older).
She loves the illustrations and the animals. Yes, it's gross, but it is hilarious.
We have the others in the series (which she hasn't found yet!), and I look forward to sharing those with her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sidney Horton on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book has been helpful with my current preschool nose pickers. Some of them have cut down on their habit. Books go along way in reinforcing a teacher's opinion!
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By S. Payne on October 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book makes me laugh so hard!! I can't wait to read it to my daughter. It was in good condition too.
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I purchased this for my grandchildren and I think I ended up enjoying it way more than they did. Definitely more than their parents!
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