WHEN IS SEE MY DENTIST. . . WHEN I SEE MY DOCTOR. . . by Susan Kuklin

WHEN IS SEE MY DENTIST. . . WHEN I SEE MY DOCTOR. . .

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Appealing full-color photo essays provide information and reassurance about routine visits. The clearly written texts are accurate without being overwhelming; the photos convey a sense of warmth and comfort, with relaxed and smiling kids, moms, and medical personnel. Specialized tools are photographed both close up and in use; a pronounciation guide near each picture helps with unfamiliar terms like stethoscope and sphygmomanometer. Erica's visit to the dentist includes talk about proper brushing, teeth cleaning and scaling, a fluoride treatment, a gum examination, and X-rays. After each procedure, she gets a sticker; and at the end of the visit, she gets a balloon. (Parents might want to alert their dentist or provide a disclaimer if this is not the local practice.) In the second book, the doctor examines Thomas' eyes, ears, throat, and lungs. He receives oral vaccine and a blood test, and has his blood pressure taken, and finally receives a sticker and a hug. The doctor and dentist are both male, while their assistants are female. Both titles should be popular and useful.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bradbury