ABC DENTIST by Harriet Ziefert

ABC DENTIST

Healthy Teeth from A to Z
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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934706-31-2
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Blue Apple
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2008




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