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Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) Board book – April 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 3 years
  • Lexile Measure: 210L (What's this?)
  • Series: Best Behavior Series
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Board Book edition (April 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575421283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575421285
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's not always an easy feat to teach little ones about morals and the difference between right and wrong. But great news for you author Elizabeth Verdick is her to help you...”—Baby Let's Shop blog



Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Winner



Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products



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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award

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Teeth Are Not for Biting is the winner of the 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, Dr. Toy's 100 Best Products for 2003 and one of Dr. Toy's 10 Best Socially Responsible Products for 2003.

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Customer Reviews

For one week we read the book before every nap and at bedtime.
Thompson Lake Whittiers
The book illustrations are wonderful and the words are simple and easily understandable for very small toddlers.
Mary M.
This book has really helped my toddler understand that biting hurts.
M. Prinster

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jon Henshaw on May 15, 2003
Format: Board book
I found this book to be both educational and preventive. It offers young children concrete alternatives to their urges to bite others. It's designed to be read by a parent, guardian, or teacher, and it offers colorful illustrations by Marieka Heinlen.
Teeth Are Not for Biting approaches the issue of biting with great care and understanding. The book talks frankly about why children bite others, and also attempts to instill empathy into children who may be prone to biting. Probably the greatest strength of this book is its practical advice to children. Elizabeth Verdick presents alternatives to biting that are easy to understand, and more importantly, simple enough for most young children to do.
This book is a worthy new entry for preventing and teaching children about the harmful behavior of biting others.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Shawna Want on June 3, 2005
Format: Board book
Life saving book!! My son has been biting other kids a school and I was told that he might not be able to come back if the biting didn't stop. I was at my ends with the biting and started to look around for books and other methods of teaching him to communicate. This book has been a life saver. My son (2 1/2) has memorized this book (even reading it to himself in bed) and is using examples (i.e. alternatives to biting) learned from this book at school. The director of the school and all the teachers are just in shock with the 180 my son has done.

I would recommend this book to any person who has a child who bits!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Malone on June 3, 2007
Format: Board book
I bought this book because we've had a run of biting at the daycare center I work at. I was hoping for more of a story for the kids to relate to, but I think it's helping. We try to read it every single day, but 9-12 two year olds are more interested in the doggie in the book then hearing the story. Everytime I read the line "teeth are not for biting" I have the kids say "No bite!" just to push the point. It's a good sized, sturdy book with large and simple pictures the kids enjoy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. West on July 30, 2013
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I'll admit I had nothing to lose here. My 3 year old son was coming home from daycare with 2-3 "Incident Reports" per day. 95% were for biting. I even had to suffer the indignity of a school meeting to discuss his behavior and if "there were any changes in his home life?". No. There weren't. His biggest life change was moving from the 2 year old classroom (no biting) to the 3 year old classroom (raving, biting lunatic). I'll also add that he has some mild speech and motor delays. Oh, and at the ripe age of 3 years and 2 months finally started to cut his 2 year molars. It really was the Perfect Storm for biting. And bite he did. He was biting teachers, his friends, his enemies. They even once told me he was sitting in a circle perfectly calm and literally just leaned over to bite the kid next to him. He'd also bite to protect his territory or when feeling crowded. This went on for about 6 weeks and I was at my wits end. Found this book somehow and thought I'd give it a try. The day after I started reading it he bit ONE TIME. I was thrilled. Not a single incident the next 2 days and now I'm a believer.
I was worried that it would be too "babyish" for him. It sort of is but somehow still captures his attention. He almost fixates on the page where the girl his holding her arm and crying. He keeps repeating "he bit her?" out loud as if the boy in the book committed such a shameful act. Not sure what he thinks HE'S been doing for the past 6 weeks but whatever works. I was about to start sending him to school in one of those Hannibal masks...but this was SOOOO much easier.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Berry on July 20, 2007
Format: Board book
This book was somewhat helpful, for both us parents and our child. Now whenever we say something about biting, Jonah (21 months) will say "ouch, biting hurts" although it's not clear that he understands what that means. I wish I could say his biting has stopped, it hasn't, but I think he's teething and hope it will be over soon.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Prinster on October 25, 2005
Format: Board book
This book has really helped my toddler understand that biting hurts. I am grateful to the author for writing this book. Thanks
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Katie's Mum on June 8, 2005
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What a fantastic, beautifully illustrated, well though out book. My 14 month old bites and can draw blood - mercifully only on me and my husband! She seems to do it only when teething. Thankfully she is a total bookworm and loves to copy her books. I would recommend this to any parent with a littlie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Vossler on July 2, 2006
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My 20 month toddler LOVES this book. We bought it because he had bitten a couple of times. He wants to read it almost every night and since we introduced the book, he has stopped biting. I like it that he enjoys the book so much and asks to read it.
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