Ever had a young patient come to you with an unexpected object in their ear or nose? Written by a Phoenix ENT, Jerald Altman, Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! focuses on
From rocks and raisins, to paper and peanuts, otolaryngologist Altman says he has removed just about anything imaginable from his patients’ ears and noses. In his new book, Altman aims to teach children, ages 2 to 6, about the hazards of foreign body insertion.
“The best thing to do when discussing ear and nose foreign bodies is to understand how to prevent them,” Altman says. “Diligent supervision and education are key.”
To avoid painful infection and expensive visits to a doctor, Altman further recommends that parents “minimize children’s exposure to small objects and store magnets and small button-type batteries in a locked cabinet. When outdoors, direct supervision is the best way to avoid seeds, plant material, pebbles, sand, and other small outdoor objects from finding their way into ears and noses.”
Filled with vibrant illustrations and a memorable rhyme scheme, Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! may inspire young ones to laugh and rhyme …while teaching them a valuable lesson in safety.
The book was co-authored and illustrated by Richard Jacobson. More information on the 22-page board book can be found at www.dontstickdontstuff.com.