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Molly at the Dentist

Molly at the Dentist

by Angie Sage

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Publishers Weekly
Two paper-over-board books starring a benign green monster address common childhood experiences: Molly at the Dentist and Molly and the Birthday Party by Angie Sage. Bold, full-color illustrations and sturdy flaps help to address little ones' feelings. When the dentist asks a grinning, wide-eyed Molly if he can have a closer look at her teeth, youngsters lift the flap to find her answer: "No!" she says, her tiny fangs tucked inside her tightly pursed lips. But her fear dissipates when the dentist gives her a toothbrush. In the second title, the heroine learns to share. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
With the added fun of lift-the-flaps, Sage take us with Molly and her mother on her first trip to the dentist. At first Molly doesn't want to show Dr. Brushwell her teeth, but he finally persuades her to open up, and sends her home eager to brush with her new toothbrush. Heavy black outlines define very simple creatures with almost no scenery. Molly is a green creature with three pointed toes, small horns and two very obvious teeth. The dentist is pink with blue spots and a bumpy purple mane. There are few distractions from the healthy message in the book's twelve pages. 2001, Peachtree, $9.95. Ages 1 to 4. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Molly is an exuberant, fuzzy green creature who goes to Olly's birthday party but doesn't want to give him his present. After playing games, winning a prize, and watching friends give him gifts, she is finally ready to do the same. As she gobbles cake and ice cream at home, she says she loves birthday parties. In Dentist, Molly doesn't want the pink, dragonlike dentist to examine her new teeth, but agrees to look with him when he produces a small dental mirror. Molly goes home with a new toothbrush and enthusiasm for using it. These flap books illustrate familiar preschool scenarios in bright, bold hues. Sage brings her colorful imaginary beings to life with simple gestures and endearing expressions on engaging, well-composed double-page spreads. Treats for storytime or laptime.-Laura Scott, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
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Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. The first four books in the Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

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