Using an alphabet format, the book offers 26 letter-specific entries that add up to a well-rounded portrait of what kids will experience when they go to the dentist. Includes facts and explanations on equipment, procedures, typical tooth and gum conditions, dental personnel, tooth care and dental hygiene, and feelings and apprehensions. Bright, friendly collage artwork offers further illumination and invites kids to feel included in the topic. Includes an addendum with activities, q&a, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's use and impact on kids has been created for this edition.
"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." --Booklist
ABC Dentist by Harriet Ziefert with illustrations by Liz Murphy