- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Series: Dora the Explorer (Book 11)
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon; Repackage edition (January 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689871694
- ISBN-13: 978-0689871696
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Show Me Your Smile! (Dora the Explorer) Paperback – January 1, 2005
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This book follows Dora and her Mom as she goes to the dentist to get her teeth cleaned. The beginning of the story shows Dora in a waiting room playing among other children as they wait for the dental assistant to call their name.
Once inside the dentist's room, Dora points out the chair and the light--explaining the purpose they serve. Dora then explains the process of taking an X-ray...and how the assistant will take a picture of her teeth to make sure they're healthy. She even describes how the assistant covers her with a heavy apron.
Once the X-ray is taken, Dora points out some pictures on the wall...and on the next page are black-and-white X-rays corresponding to the pictures (so children can match the X-ray with the character). The dentist comes in the room, and Dora explains the different instruments on the tray (such as the mirror, floss, dental pick, and so on.). Dora explains how the dentist cleaned her teeth and relates the hygienic advice given ("brush after breakfast and again before bedtime").
The dentist finds a cavity on the X-ray, and shows Dora the hole in the tooth (my son balks at this part). Dora explains that there's a "tool" that gets her tooth ready for the filling...and that it makes a "whirring" sound. (The "tool" is, of course, a drill. And not wanting to scare the child, they don't explain that they may have to get a shot to numb it...and that drilling sometimes causes discomfort.)
Dora receives a new toothbrush and a sticker--and even Swiper the fox makes an appearance (his appointment is after Dora's).Read more ›
It's a must for little ones before their first visit. Dora is familiar to most little boys and girls, and this book covers everything it needs to. Even talks about getting a filling.
If you're looking for a way to prepare your toddler for their first dental visit, you should get this book.
the story is easy to follow. not too wordy and not too brief. just right for her age right now.
Dora walks children through most aspects of the dental visit: the waiting room, x-ray, cleaning, and cavity-filling. The book includes very detailed, accurate, and informative drawings of the instruments a dentist uses to examine and clean teeth. (I certainly didn't know that the scary, pointy hook tool was called an explorer--"just like me!" says Dora.)
Although Dora explains what a drill sounds like and how the dentist uses it to fix cavities, it does not mention how the dentist injects an anesthetic to numb the tooth. In my opinion, glossing over this important aspect is both a big cop-out and an educational faux pas. Children, like adults, prepare better when they have all the facts beforehand and know what to expect. Because of this omission, I could not give the book five stars.
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Cute book! Perfect for a 3 year old! Good explanation of the dentist visit.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son loves Dora and this book really helped ease his fear of the dentist. He is 3.5Published 10 months ago by Taylor Tidwell
this book is great. the Dora creators understand preschoolers. The sentences are short and engaging. It asks the kids questions (can you find the purple toothbrush? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rosie
We keep this in the car and it helps greatly on our way to the dentist!Published 12 months ago by Ady