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Open Wideby Laurie Keller
Synopses & Reviews
From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth.
"Before the principal's announcements, will you all please stand and recite our pledge: 'I pledge allegiance to this mouth and to the dentist who takes care of us. And to the gums on which we stand, strong and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all.'"
It's time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32--eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There's just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare: tooth decay!
Best read with a toothbrush in hand, this hilarious book is full of interesting facts (for instance, George Washington's teeth were not made of wood, despite popular belief) and a classroom full of quirky characters. Young readers will laugh their way to a better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. And from there it's just a short hop to flossing.
Packed with zany characters, interesting facts, and information on brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay, this fun book helps young readers have a better appreciation for taking care of their teeth. Full color.
About the Author
Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, which was named an ABA "Pick of the Lists," an IRA-CBC Children's Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book for Children.
Ms. Keller is also the illustrator of Marty Frye, Private Eye by Janet Tashjian and Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson. She lives in New York City.
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