Up Your Nose

A world of germs is all around and inside you!

Written by Seth Fishman, Illustrated by Isabel Greenburg

Up Your Nose is a charming nonfiction book that is perfect for a read aloud to cover the topic of germs and how they are spread. It is full of cute illustrations that show the different types of microbes. It shows examples where they live, what they look like, and how they can get inside the body. It reiterates the need to wash hands and cover our mouths when coughing or sneezing. I read it at the beginning of the flu season to make a point of “keeping our germs to ourselves.”

It also touched base on how important good bacteria is for digestion and how the immune system functions. I appreciated that aspect because kids need to be aware that not all bacteria is bad or harmful. It is an ideal picture book for first and second grade; however, I read it to third and fourth grade as well and they all enjoyed it. For the older students there is an author’s note in the back that provides more in-depth information regarding Covid-19, which I found helpful. I would recommend adding this book to your libraries!

Reviewed by Sarah E De Lacy, Media Clerk, Rolling Meadows Elementary
Review shared in February 2024
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-4

Up Your Nose
Written by Seth Fishman, Illustrated by Isabel Greenburg
Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
40 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2022
ISBN: 9780062953384
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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