BOOK TITLE: Where’s My Nose?
AUTHOR: Susan Ring
ILLUSTRATOR: Stephanie Peterson
SUMMARY OF BOOK: This rhyming book takes you through the house searching. Searching for what? Your nose of course! At the end of the story there is a mirror for your child to see her very own nose. The illustrations by Stephanie Peterson are bright and full of patterns. This is the perfect book to introduce the wonderful nose to a child. Download this Activity Sheet in PDF.
Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.
- Have a conversation with your child about noses. Bring it up while interacting: “I smell dinner with my nose.” “I’m blowing my nose.” “I’m wiggling my nose.”
- Point to noses – yours, your child’s, the child on the cover, the noses of any pets.
- Take a picture walk through the book: talk about the children in the pictures, the patterns in their shirts and the furniture, the colors.
- Get excited: Where is that nose?!
- When the book mentions it, point out and touch fingers and toes, sniff and blow.
- Make up stories about other parts of the pictures: what’s the cat doing on the chair? What toys are on the floor? What’s outside the window? Find a way to include more talking than reading.
- Try some actions: reach up when looking high, reach down when looking low, look under.
- Look everywhere for your noses just as in the book. Look in the mirror. Make a game of it with the whole family.
- Point to different body parts: “Is this your nose? No, it’s your foot.” “Is this your nose?”
- Try accentuating the rhyme by singing the book, making up a tune.
Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation
Created by: Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage