For the Truth Ask a Tooth
Cecil L. Central has a problem; the baby tooth has fallen out of young Victor's mouth and has been dropped into a box. When Cecil is joined by Cindi Central, another lost tooth, the two set off on an adventure that teaches kids from ages five to eight years old what to expect when those first baby teeth come wiggling out. Their story also shows how to start a lifetime of good care for permanent teeth.
Using her thirty years of extensive dental experience, Dee Coghlan has written a charming tale that includes toothbrushes and the Tooth Fairy. Cecil and pals tell their story from a tooth's perspective. With a host of dental charactersMiss Tooth Dee Kay, Harvey Halitosis, and Dr. HankCecil explores why he is on the loose and is educated in the process. With Cindi as a guide, Cecil bites off a wealth of dental knowledge, all illuminated by award-winning artist and educator Marijone Whitfield. Her watercolor illustrations make cuspids, molars, and sugar bugs come to life and stay vividly impressed in your mind. From baby teeth to bitewing X-rays, Cecil's adventure warms us all toward a child's first experience with dental hygiene.
What a terrific idea! Telling the story from a tooth's perspective. . .how original. The illustrations and story line are a winning combination. Children and parents alike will truly enjoy this adventure with a message.
Henry Matthews, D.D.S.