Thursday, December 19, 2013

Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins (Walker Books)


Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth

Written and Illustrated by

Lucy Cousins

Published by Walker Books

We have lots of love and respect for Lucy Cousins. Her "Maisy" books are just utterly perfect for toddlers and tiddlers, and of course with recent 'tooth' happenings at home, Charlotte couldn't resist grabbing this book on loan from the library.

Maisy's best friend Charley the Crocodile has a wobbly tooth. Like most kids (who think wobbly teeth are the BEST THING EVER!) Maisy is fascinated, and Charley is soon whisked off to the dentist for a quick visit.

This is a fun way of introducing children to the importance of keeping a clean set of gnashers, cutting down on sugary treats and of course regularly visiting the dentist even when you're tiny. Lucy Cousins' beautiful and colourful illustrations are always brilliant and Maisy is quite rightly a megastar for the under 5s. Even Charlotte loved this and though she would probably love another wobbly tooth, I hope it doesn't come out while I'm the only one at home with her, like the last one did! Ew!

Charlotte's best bit: Charley's visit to the dentist. Rinse please!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Brilliant fun for tiddlers, beautifully illustrated and told

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