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This toddler board book helps toddlers learn how to blow their nose in imaginative ways.
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PARENTS AND TEACHERS LOVE THIS BOOK!

If you've ever tried to teach toddlers how to blow their nose, you know it isn't easy. They will inhale, blow air out of their mouths, and do everything but blow their nose. Parents are left with suctioning the mucus, which is a lot of fun -- not! And sometimes parents will pinch the child's nostrils to help them out. The techniques used in Miles' Stuffy Nose will help your toddler to practice blowing their nose in imaginative ways, such as pretending their nose is a trumpet or the blow hole of a whale! It's much more exciting to learn by using your imagination. This book is great for parents of toddlers and child care teachers too.

Miles' pretending to be a whale blowing from its blowhole to learn how to blow his own nose. (Check it out, Miles keeps his 4C hair even when he pretends to be a whale!)

Miles' Stuffy Nose was created by myself, I'm an early childhood specialist. If you know anything about educators, it's that they don't have a lot of money. I'm hoping Kickstarter can help with my initial launch so that I can make Miles' Stuffy Nose a reality.

I started SBP, a children's book publishing company because there weren't too many quality books with children of color found in bookstores. I also noticed the same trend was apparent in children's cartoons, and I created Ethnic Animations. The books and animation work well together as a synergy. I produce the animations first and then the accompanying board book or picture book, which is what we did here with Miles' Stuffy Nose.

Please support us with your contribution to make children's literacy more beautifully diverse.

A page from the board book, Miles' Stuffy Nose

BEHIND THE SCENES' SECRETS

When I first worked on the concept for Miles' Stuffy Nose, I drew some really rough storyboards that you can see below. I originally told PixelLab that I wanted Uncle Joe to look like Steve Harvey. I really don't know why, but that's exactly how I pictured him. They did a great job improving on my sketches for the final book.

The original story board for "Uncle Joe" in Miles' Stuffy Nose (Steve Harvey inspired)
The final version of "Uncle Joe" in Miles' Stuffy Nose (Steve Harvey inspired)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PRODUCER

Janice Robinson-Celeste is a businesswoman, journalist, author, school teacher, entrepreneur, and mother.

Author and Producer of "Miles' Stuffy Nose," Janice Robinson-Celeste


 She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, is a published author of two parenting books, Pride & Joy by Simon & Schuster and Making A Supermodel: A Parents’ Guide and the author of several children's books, including BIG Kid: For when you're feeling small in a BIG BIG world. Janice has a degree in early childhood education and holds and a master’s degree in business.

Janice held the title of Early Childhood Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Guidance Center where she worked with parents who struggled with substance abuse challenges to guide them with the healthy development of their young children. Janice was also a preschool teacher and director. She has taught children in high school and adults in the Communications Department as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. Janice currently resides in Los Angeles.

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