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Summary: Mr. Duz is going to the dentist today. Learn what he learns about keeping your teeth clean. This picture book describes going to the dentist using vocabulary and sentence structure for new readers.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read.
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 4 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child loves Mr. Duz. S/He has wanted to read this book every night for about a week now.
Adult Reader Reaction: We needed this book a year ago when we took our child to the dentist the first time. We read other books on going to the dentist, but Mr. Duz is who s/he has connected with. The story is pretty elementary, so we have tired of reading it after a week.
Pros: Learn about going to the dentist and taking care of your teeth with a step-by-step picture book. The simple illustrations keep the message clear and worry-free.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is an excellent book for introducing toddlers and preschoolers to personal hygiene and visiting the dentist. The vocabulary and simple sentences are perfect for new readers (first graders). Buy if you're in a mom's group and you trade books around!