Nose picking? Nail biting? Wiping dirty hands on clothes? Before you call them “bad manners,” consider the compelling reasons that may be behind these behaviors. For instance: Jumping on the bed is great practice for when the road becomes a trampoline! Not being able to sit still might actually be the chair’s fault! And what better way to train for the International Straw Chewing Contest than by chewing on straws?This laugh-out-loud picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake unpacks the reasons behind a variety of relatable behaviors. Clever and creative, it will inspire children and parents alike to expand their powers of reason and view their own habits in a new, humorous, and-most importantly-forgiving light.
After all, there’s an explanation for everything!