Author/Illustrator: Genichiro Yagyu
Publisher: Kane Miller, 1994 (orig. publ. by Fukuinshan Schoten, Han no Ana no hanashi)
Themes: noses, human body, circles
Opening: The holes in my nose are bigger than hers.
Summary: (from my library’s catalog) Discusses the various shapes of nostril in humans and animals, their use in breathing and the sense of smell, nosebleeds, the effect of colds, the anatomy of the inside of the nose, and related subjects.
I like this book because: of that cover!!! On sale at the library (used book sale) and I had to have it! Lucky me! Beautifully illustrated in an extremely simple and oh-so-clever manner – AND informative! Can hardly wait to share it with my storytime gang!
Resources/Activities: read this other book I found, which must be part of a series: The Gas We Pass, by Shinto Cho (image below), and any other simple books about bodily functions; create a self-portrait body-map by tracing a child on a large piece of newsprint or cardboard and fill in the rest.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE