Friday 21 September 2012

ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z by Harriet Ziefert and Liz Murphy (Blue Apple Books)

Blue Apple Books were kind enough to send us some excellent Harriet Ziefert books. We've already looked at '40 uses for a Grandpa' so next on our reading list is ABC Dentist - Healthy Teeth from A to Z.

For most of us, a trip to the dentist is often accompanied by a pain in the mouth, swiftly followed by a severe pain in the wallet. Our dentist is lovely though and Harriet Ziefert's book will allay the fears of anyone who is putting off that check up, hoping that the nagging toothache will somehow disappear on its own.

Liz Murphy's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this A to Z of dentistry, mixing painted panels with collage work and lots of fun and colourful characters. You'll learn about the structure of teeth, what an orthodontist does and why it's important to brush and floss.

Educational, fun and absolutely brilliant for a good age range, ABC Dentist is a book you'll find children want to return to again and again, even if they really aren't that keen on visiting the real thing!

Charlotte's best bit: White Teeth, Yellow Teeth and the page on X-Rays.

Daddy's favourite bit: Liz Murphy's awesome illustrative style instantly makes this book approachable and fun.