Open Wide: Tooth School Inside

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside

by Laurie Keller

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From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth.

"Before the principal's announcements, will you all please stand and recite our pledge: 'I pledge allegiance to this mouth and to the dentist who takes care of us. And to the gums on which we stand, strong and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all.'"

It's time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32--eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There's just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare: tooth decay!

Best read with a toothbrush in hand, this hilarious book is full of interesting facts (for instance, George Washington's teeth were not made of wood, despite popular belief) and a classroom full of quirky characters. Young readers will laugh their way to a better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. And from there it's just a short hop to flossing.

This title has Common Core connections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805072686
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 228,172
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD360L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, and The Scrambled States of America, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children's book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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Open Wide: Tooth School Inside (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kwilliams1354 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I felt that this was a very informative book. I felt the story line was very clever and that it was written in a way that students would find interesting and be able to understand. Overall I felt this book was an easy read wand very eye catching. A must need for classrooms with younger children.
amork on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller uses a classroom setting to teach basic information about teeth. This book would best be suited for 4th and 5th graders based on the vocabulary used in the text. Keller uses the similarity between students reading the book to teeth students who undergo the same school setting. Children learn about teeth: how many there are in your mouth, what the different kinds are called, what the difference between primary teeth and permanent teeth are and what keeps teeth healthy. The teeth students take attendance, listen to morning announcements, do reports on teeth, have lunch and recess, read in textbooks and question prior knowledge that they have about teeth and dentists. Laurie Keller uses creative strategies to keep students reminded that they are reading a book about school. Many of her pages are on different types of paper: graph paper and yellow and white notebook paper. Keller's illustrations are bright and plentiful on each page. Many of the teeth students make comments during the dentist's (teacher's) lectures and these comments add lighthearted humor to the pages. Keller also adds a ¿true or false¿ and ¿multiple choice¿ quizzes at the end of the book to reinforce the information taught. There is also a ¿Handy Teeth Chart¿ on the front and back of the book that shows the average adult mouth and labels each tooth inside. Open Wide: Tooth School Inside examines something that children use everyday, their mouth and teeth. Learning how to keep it healthy is important and Keller teaches the information in a way that is entertaining as well as informative. Although the text might be a little difficult for early elementary, reading together with a family member for middle elementary and older elementary levels will enjoy this book..
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Super fun informational book about teeth and dental hygiene.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of Keller's most adorablest. I love all the little expressions on the teeth and their cute "pants." As usual, all the illustrations are jam packed with teeny tiny details so you have to spend about 5 minutes going over each page to make sure you don't miss anything. It's worth it because she makes it so much fun. Also, I learned some stuff about teeth!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a teacher who is looking for a short, funny book about teeth for your 1st or 2nd grade class this book would be the BEST! :) But if your just a 10 year old like me, this book is still cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for educators and parents if you are trying to teach your children about dental hygiene. I read this to my class of 6-8 year olds and they were captivated. I learned things from the book that I never knew! In fact, we had a dental professional come to talk to our kids and even she learned new things from this book! The artwork is very whimsical and colorful. The typeface is perfect for children and the book is not too long or too technical. If you need a good book that illustrates teeth and dental care, this is the one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adorable little tooth characters and unique illustrations combine to entertain and educate young and old readers. So much detail that every reading uncovers new surprises. Delightful.