Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook is for kids ages 3 and up. They'll learn all about their teeth, and how to take care of them!
Julia Cook and Dr. Laura Jana created Melvin the Magnificent Molar with the intention of getting children interested in and engaged with their oral health care, and helping them actually enjoy learning about how to take care of their teeth.
Melvin is a lovable, friendly little molar who talks directly to kids from a tooth’s point of view. He teaches them the important steps involved in keeping smiles healthy and bright, such as visiting the dentist twice a year, keeping baby teeth clean, using fluoride toothpaste, and what they should expect during a visit to the dentist's office.
Children love this book because of the adorable illustrations, in combination with Melvin’s sweet, engaging personality.
Melvin tells his readers how much he and the other teeth enjoy being squeaky clean, and how they always sing a song in anticipation of the first cleaning of the day. He also encourages children to want to take really good care for their own ‘Melvins’!