ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meet Melvin, the lovable tooth. Through Melvin's view of the world, this book encourages children in a fun-loving, unique way to actually want to brush their teeth. By promoting brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, Melvin shows readers young and old how to make sure they will have happy teeth and healthy smiles that will last them a lifetime!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the "what to say" and the "how to say it."
Laura A. Jana, M.D. is a pediatrician, acclaimed parenting book author, and adjunct professor at Penn State University. With more than two decades experience working with parents, early educators, news media, academia, government, non-profits and corporations alike, Dr. Jana is dedicated to maximizing every child’s potential.
Allison Valentine is an artist and illustrator who spends her time creating fun and colorful artwork from her Connecticut art studio. She has illustrated multiple children's books, including several of Julia Cook's previous books, and has also received the AEP (Association for Educational Publishers) Distinguished Achievement Award.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
What a fantastic story for children and parents! Melvin provides magnificent and very important tips for establishing healthy teeth habits early and keeping children's smiles cavity-free throughout their lives.
Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD
Duke University - Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry Chair of the Section of Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health - American Academy of Pediatrics
It is critical that children learn as early as possible the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums at home, and look forward to regular visits to their dentist. Melvin The Magnificent Molar provides an engaging introduction for establishing good oral health habits to maintain b, healthy smiles for life.
Fern K. Ingber
President and CEO National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's Toothfairy®