Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth. And to the gums on which we stand, robust and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all."Ahead of 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. There's just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare: tooth decay! '"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, such as the four wisdom teeth. And from there it's just a brief hop to flossing. Young readers will laugh their approach to a much better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. 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, in spite of popular belief) as nicely as a classroom complete of quirky characters.
Lauri Keller, the much-applauded creator within the wacky, wonderful The Scrambled States of America, traces one school day inside a classroom of teeth in Open Wide: Tooth School Inside.) , which is interrupted only momentarily when Carl Canine badmouths a small molar (hurting his feelings even though he has a hard enamel shell on the outside )."The day proceeds with an anatomy lesson (illustrating dentin, enamel, pulp, etc. You never see them eating corn on the cob or anything ") , and also the Tooth Fairy tends to make a guest appearance, offering molar-coaster rides and bemoaning the complete"under-the-pillow"idea, which causes her to fear suffocation. Fortunately, when Dr. Flossman takes attendance, all 32 teeth are present to take the pledge:"And for the gums on which we stand, strong and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all. Sally Incisor then shares her report on primary teeth (" Babies don't even need teeth.
Lunch is genuinely a messy affair--complete with food fights--and when it is over, none of the teeth feel like brushing. (Ages 5 to 9) -- Karin Snelson T or F"and"Tooth decay is caused by a) bacteria and germs, b) slugs and worms, c) bad perms."Kids will never ignore their teeth again--and when they do take a appear inside the mirror they may possibly see a smiling tooth face peering back, begging for a good brush. As in Scrambled States (which is a must-see if you haven't yet study it) , each and every clever, colorful collage bubbles with activity, hilarious asides between the teeth, and tiny details that you may miss the truly first time through. Of course, an in-depth lesson on tooth decay and cavities ignites a flurry of flossing, gargling, and brushing. Two quizzes conclude the book, posing concerns such as"George Washington had teeth made out of rocks and twigs.
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