ABC Dentist

ABC Dentist

by Harriet Ziefert, Liz Murphy
     
 

From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked

Overview


From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A visit to the dentist has never been so painless. Ziefert describes the experience in an interesting and comprehensive alphabetical format. Pleasing collages combined with colorful illustrations and diagrams provide a realistic picture of what goes on in a dental office. School nurses and dental hygienists would be able to teach a unit on dental health using the book, and it would be a worthwhile purchase for dental offices serving young children. A must purchase for libraries."
School Library Journal

"[offers] plenty of knowledge as well as comfort."
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Kirkus Reviews
In alphabetical order, this cheery offering provides a succinct overview of a visit to the dentist. Though the details occasionally read like a dictionary, Ziefert should be praised for her ability to match every letter of the alphabet with parts of the mouth or the elements of a dental examination and cleaning. Beginning with A for Appointment, the picture book moves through the dental experience from B (Bib) and C (Cavity) to Z (a slightly cheating Zillion Times Cleaner). In between, pages reveal that Saliva is watery and tasteless, but helps begin digestion, that Teeth are the hardest part of the body and that a Wad of cotton is what the dentist stuffs in the patient's mouth when working on it. Readers also learn the names of the teeth and their components. Murphy's mixed-media collages add dimension and humor to what may become a classic prep for a visit to the dentist's office and is a neat companion to its predecessor, 2007's ABC Doctor. (Informational picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609053208
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

From helping them learn to draw, know their colors, and how and why to floss, Harriet Ziefert has been writing books that entertain and inform kids from infancy onward. She is also the founder and publisher of Blue Apple Books. The author lives in South Orange, NJ.

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