For Ages 3 and up, Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook is the perfect book for teaching kids all about their teeth!
Julia Cook created Melvin the Magnificent Molar in collaboration with Dr. Laura Jana, with an aim to get kids interested in and engaged with oral care, and to help them actually enjoy learning about taking care of their teeth.
Melvin is a loveable, cheerful little tooth who speaks to children from a tooth’s point of view. He explains all the important steps involved in keeping smiles healthy and bright, including visits to the dentist twice a year, taking care of primary (baby) teeth, using fluoride toothpaste, and what to expect during a visit to the dentist.
The appeal of this book lies in the adorable illustrations, in combination with Melvin’s sweet, charming personality.
He talks about how much teeth love being squeaky clean, and how they sing a song every morning in anticipation of the first cleaning of the day. This book really encourages kids to want to care for their ‘Melvins’!