From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.
Liz Murphy was born in London England in 1964 and now lives with her husband, two sons and two dogs in Montclair, New Jersey.After graduating from Kingston School of Art and Design with a BA in Graphic Design, Liz worked in numerous design agencies in London specializing in packing design. In 1993 she left her job as creative director for a large design firm to work as a freelance designer. After having her children, she has continued to create and develop her work in a variety of different creative fields.In 2001 Liz moved to Northern California with her family giving her the opportunity and the inspiration to concentrate on painting'it was during this time that she was
"A visit to the dentist has never been so painless. Ziefert describes the experience in an interesting and comprehensive alphabetical format. Pleasing collages combined with colorful illustrations and diagrams provide a realistic picture of what goes on in a dental office. School nurses and dental hygienists would be able to teach a unit on dental health using the book, and it would be a worthwhile purchase for dental offices serving young children. A must purchase for libraries."
--School Library Journal
"[offers] plenty of knowledge as well as comfort."