Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook is a fantastic book kids ages 3 and up about how to take proper care of their teeth!
Julia Cook and Dr. Laura Jana created Melvin the Magnificent Molar to help get children engaged in their dental health care. The goal of this book is to help kids learn to enjoy taking care of their teeth.
Melvin is a sweet, cheerful little tooth who speaks to the reader from a tooth’s point of view. Melvin tells them all about the important steps involved in keeping him and his tooth friends healthy and bright, including visiting the dentist twice a year, taking good care of baby teeth, using toothpaste with fluoride, and what to expect during a visit to the dentist's office.
This book appeals to children because of the adorable illustrations, in combination with Melvin’s delightful personality.
Melvin is very clear about how much he and the other teeth love being squeaky clean, and how they sing a song in anticipation of the first cleaning of the day. Melvin encourages kids to want to take really good care for their own ‘Melvins’!