Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny but informative introduction to teeth.
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside takes us through a day in a classroom for teeth. When Mr. Flossman takes attendance, all 32 teeth are present, and take the 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.'
The day continues with an anatomy lesson, which covers the dentin, enamel, and pulp, a report by Sally Incisor on primary teeth, and even an extra special guest appearance by the tooth fairy. At lunch, the food flies during a food fight, but after it’s over none of the teeth feel much like brushing. However, a detailed lesson about the realities of tooth decay inspires a flurry of brushing, flossing and gargling.
The vibrant and engaging collage-style illustrations in this book, combined with the funny asides between teeth and other humorous details you may miss the first time around, make this book a great read for adults and kids alike.