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Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

By Elizabeth Verdick (Author) & Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)
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Discusses all the ways to cope with frustration, feeling sad and mad, and mouth pain, without biting.

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"Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch Biting hurts." Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone--a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.
The companion to our best-selling "Hands Are Not for Hitting "Board Book, "Teeth Are Not for Biting" gives reasons why children might want to bite. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they're hungry, tired, cranky, frustrated, angry, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. Author Elizabeth Verdick suggests positive things children can do instead of biting: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Free Spirit Publishing
Pages   24
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 7"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Free Spirit Publishing
Age  2-5
Edition  Board Book  
ISBN  1575421283  
ISBN13  9781575421285  

Availability  0 units.

More About Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children. Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children's book illustrator with the award-winning Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.

Elizabeth Verdick currently resides in Woodbury, in the state of Minnesota.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Sense & Sensation
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
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4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Emotions & Feelings > Nonfiction

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Coincidence?  Oct 24, 2008
My daughter is 2 years old and had a problem with biting other children while at daycare. We tried "reasoning" with her - but it didn't seem to help. So, we decided to try buying a book hoping that perhaps it might help the situation. She loves this book. Surprisingly, after reading the book to her, she has not had any reported problems of biting anymore. Coincidence? Perhaps. Perhaps not. This book sure is worth trying it for yourself.
Teeth Are Not for Biting  Jul 10, 2008
Teeth Are Not for Biting (Best Behavior Series)

This is a great book to read to toddlers to teach acceptable and unacceptable behavior. It has colorful pictures and using simple words easy to understand. This book also offers tips and advice at the end for parents and caregivers.
Great book for a toddler!  Jun 6, 2008
I wish I would have seen this book four months ago when my now 17 month old toddler was in his biting prime. Nevertheless, I still purchased it (his biting had already significantly decreased) and I'm very happy I did. Once in a while his biting will "resurface" and home we go after day care to take a look at his "Teeth Are Not For Biting" book. The words are very simple and catchy, the illustrations are perfectly colorful for a toddler (white and bright teeth being the focus) and he actually gets the hint that "teeth are not for biting"! I highly recommend this book to any parent of a baby/toddler. Good to have, especially before the problem begins.
Future Children's Librarian bears her "Teeth"  Mar 11, 2008
The best behavior series is tackling children's less than desirable behaviors one by one;preventing kicking, hitting, the sharing of germs, tail pulling, and now, biting. The text highlights the benefits of teeth for activities such as chewing and smiling as well as acknowledging situations where children might want to bite and alternatives to biting. A variety of well-drawn illustrations present a variety of children in multiple environments. The text does not follow a predictable pattern-while some phrases are used repeatedly, the pattern changes a few times over the course of the text, from "Teeth are not for biting" to "Biting hurts" and back again, which may be confusing for the 0-3 year old audience. Parents may appreciate the resources for discouraging biting and assistance with teething available at the end of the book.
Cute book, message works!  Jan 2, 2008
My son had a real problem w/ biting, but after reading this book over and over, I really saw a reduction. It's a cute book, great pictures. Def would buy it!

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