Teeth Are Not for Biting (Best Behavior Series)

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Best Behavior Series)

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by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A child biting is something that many daycare, preschool teachers and parents encounter and since it is unacceptable behavior, there is a real need for books like this one. The text makes its point that the purpose of teeth is to help you chew and that they are not for biting other people. Biting hurts. Parents and caregivers are give advice as to how to respond to both the child that has been bitten and the biter. The important point made is to determine the cause of biting and not to overreact—teeth hurting, frustration, anger, fatigue, are some of the reasons kids bite. Suggestions are made as to how to respond and better yet, how to head off the potential behavior problem before it starts. A useful book for public and personal libraries. 2003, Free Spirit, Ages 1 to 4.
— Marilyn Courtot
From the Publisher

"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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575426242
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
Free Spirit Best Behavior Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
476,654
File size:
11 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author


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.

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Teeth are Not for Biting 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has helped my two year old stop biting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mlfNC More than 1 year ago
We have a 19 month old who is a big biter and after trying everything else we could think, I bought this book as a last ditch effort. We read it each time she bit and the biting lessened. It has almost stopped. I think it helps to see the pictures and hear the repetition.
BobaFemme More than 1 year ago
My daughter started biting at daycare. We bought this book and after a few weeks, no more biting. I'm sure it's not the book alone. The book is very colorful and there are different families throughout talking about biting. The back also has a note to parents and caregivers on how to deal with biting. This book is a current favorite of my daughters, so it must not be too preachy or monotonous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DaisyNJ More than 1 year ago
My 18 month old is biting at daycare and I purchased this book to read with him. He actually sits there and listens as I read and looks at the pictures! Hopefully the message will sink in eventually!