Open Wide: Tooth School Inside

byLaurie KellerIllustratorLaurie Keller

April 1, 2003|
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
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From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth.

"Before the principal''s announcements, will you all please stand and recite our pledge: ''I pledge allegiance to this mouth and to the dentist who takes care of us. And to the gums on which we stand, strong and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all.''"

It''s time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32--eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There''s just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student''s nightmare: tooth decay!

Best read with a toothbrush in hand, this hilarious book is full of interesting facts (for instance, George Washington''s teeth were not made of wood, despite popular belief) and a classroom full of quirky characters. Young readers will laugh their way to a better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. And from there it''s just a short hop to flossing.

This title has Common Core connections.

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, and The Scrambled States of America, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card ...
Title:Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.08 X 9.96 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.08 X 9.96 X 0.1 in
Published:April 1, 2003
Publisher:Square Fish
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780805072686

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