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
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