4 out of 4 stars
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No Rushing When Brushing is an educational children's book by Dr. Humairah Shah. It includes two stories: "Sam and the Sugar Bug" and "Leila Visits the Dentist." As a children's dentist, the author shares his expertise, instructing young children about proper dental care and what they can expect during a visit to the dentist. Shah illustrates healthy and unhealthy dental practices by contrasting the teeth-brushing habits of siblings Sam and Leila.
The 25-page children's book features flawless editing and colorful, cartoon-like illustrations by Javier C. Gonzales III. The two-story read is the first in the Alan and Burke Books series and is recommended for children ages five through nine.
I especially like the author's creative attention to detail in these delightful stories. By illustrating how the sneaky "sugar bug" was able to take residence in Sam's mouth plus the habits to prevent future invasions, the book will motivate young readers to practice healthy dental hygiene. Likewise, when Leila visits Dr. Jane, each part of the office visit is explained, which gives the story a reassuring tone. Children will also enjoy the accompanying illustrations. The tiny sugar bug appears more mischievous than menacing, and the pictures detailing Leila's dental appointment will go a long way in assuaging potential fears.
There isn't anything I dislike about the informative picture book nor any reason not to award it a perfect score. In addition to the superb editing and professional presentation, the formatting is ideal for full-screen viewing of the lovely illustrations.
I am pleased to rate No Rushing When Brushing 4 out of 4 stars. It is insightful, informative, and comforting. The book would make a wonderful gift for young children anticipating their first dental appointment or pediatric dentists beginning their practice. In addition to the targeted audience, I recommend it to caregivers, teachers, and parents.
No Rushing when Brushing
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