Tedd Arnold’s Parts is hilarious if you don’t mind a bit of gross humour.  It’s a great read for parents when they want to admit they don’t know everything about raising children, and it explores how children can fearfully exist with mistaken conclusions.  Mostly, it’s just a funny book.

Teach rhyme and rhythm as well as biological reasons why hair falls out or skin peels from toes.  Use the book as a spring-board for writing about fears that may seem silly to someone else.



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Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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