All about Teeth

All about Teeth

by Mari C Schuh
     
 

In 2005 the USDA unveiled MyPyramid to help Americans make healthier eating choices. MyPyramid, which replaces the old Food Guide Pyramid, stresses the need for individual food plans. So now more than ever, young readers need to learn the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. With easy-to-read text and vivid photographs, these books clearly explain

Overview

In 2005 the USDA unveiled MyPyramid to help Americans make healthier eating choices. MyPyramid, which replaces the old Food Guide Pyramid, stresses the need for individual food plans. So now more than ever, young readers need to learn the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. With easy-to-read text and vivid photographs, these books clearly explain each food group, how each is important for good health, and how to make healthy choices.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leslie Rounds
Part of the "Healthy Teeth" series, this attractive book offers preschoolers and early elementary school students a close-up look at teeth. Large color photographs fill more than half of double-page spreads. These show "Lee," a five or six-year-old child, grinning widely (silvery premolar crowns showing), eating a carrot, brushing his teeth (with a toothbrush that, at first glance, looks remarkably like the carrot he was just eating), flossing, visiting the dentist, and smiling with a friend. One drawing shows the different types of teeth and their various functions; another provides a cross-sectional view of a tooth. The text is very brief and printed in large, clear letters on a white background. The book includes a table of contents, an index, a glossary, a brief list of relatively recent books on the topic, and a list of websites. This last resource isn't entirely helpful: one of the three sites listed is for the American Dental Association, which is not child friendly, and the second is a dead link to the American Academy of Dermatology. The third site listed is age-appropriate and provides a simple overview of a variety of tooth-related topics. This attractive book might be a useful addition to collections that need basic information on the teeth for early readers and listeners, but it is not an essential purchase. Reviewer: Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429617840
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Healthy Teeth Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
716,165
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mari Schuh is the author of more than 150 nonfiction children’s books, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joe, and their house rabbit, Kindle.

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