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MAISY, CHARLEY, AND THE WOBBLY TOOTH by Lucy Cousins

MAISY, CHARLEY, AND THE WOBBLY TOOTH

by Lucy Cousins & illustrated by Lucy Cousins

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: June 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-7636-2904-9
Publisher: Candlewick

Maisy and her entourage soothe a friend’s anxieties about the dentist’s office. Charley’s loose tooth heralds a major milestone: his first visit to the dentist. However, he does not need to face this momentous—and a little worrisome—occasion alone; his friends accompany him on his visit in a show of support and solidarity. With the guidance of helpful Dr. Biteright and Nurse Sparkle, Maisy and the gang learn all about what happens at the dentist’s office. From fun rides in the dentist’s chair to X-rays and proper brushing technique, every aspect of a routine visit is covered in comforting detail. With her gentle approach to story telling, Cousins’s simple text explains away readers’ worries in a friendly, accessible format, and her trademark bright colors and familiar characters will reassure young readers. When Charley’s tooth eventually falls out, he’s calm—and excited about the prospect of a visit from the tooth fairy. A cheerful introduction to dentistry that’s the perfect prescription for worried tots. (Picture book. 2-5)