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Children's Literature"You do not like to brush your teeth? It is a good thing you're not a shark. If you were a shark, you could have two hundred teeth to brush." Patterned language and repetition of form encourage children to join in by calling and responding. This is followed by a comparison with the animal kingdom that makes the child's activity seem not so bad after all. Summary pages at the conclusion show a child enthusiastically getting dressed, going for a ride, eating lunch, taking a nap, taking a bath, and brushing teeth. "PHEW!" Maggie Smith's lively illustrations include stuffed animals, and toys and/or books about animals later discussed by the narrator. Some sentences could be tighter. Julie Markes' first picture book is great for story time. 2001, HarperCollins Publishers, and Ages 2 to 4.
—Mary B. Bauer <%ISBN%>006028465X