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Pony Brushes His Teeth (Hello Genius) Library Binding – March 1, 2010
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Our final book is Pony Brushes His Teeth. It has thick, slick pages for those little ones who like to devour books--literally. It's part of the Hello Genius line which includes Bunny Eats Lunch, Duck Goes Potty and Pig Takes a Bath. This book is sure --ChiIL Mama Blog
Pony eats a lot every day, just like his dad. So Pony needs to brush his teeth everyday. He does everything just like his dad until his teeth are and nice and clean. These Hello Genius books help to ""teach basic activities that every young child needs to --KidsBookShelf
About the Author
Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.
Oriol Vidal was born in Barcelona, Spain, where he currently resides. For more than ten years, Oriol has worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist with agencies, publishers, and animation companies, developing children’s books, character designs, concept art, and storyboards. He has worked with clients including Intermon Oxfam, BKN Kids AG, Imira Entertainment, and BRB Internacional. In his spare time he enjoys mountain bike riding and painting big pictures, often with traditional mediums, like acrylic on wood.
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I like that this uses simple sentences. I also like that it goes over the steps of brushing. I actually like that the teeth are shown outside of the mouth. I'm not entirely sure how my very literal son is processing that one, because he's non-verbal and is mostly willing to communicate about things he wants or doesn't want to do at this time on his speech device. But I like it because it allows for him to see the proper placement of the brush on the teeth so it kind of reinforces the idea that we don't just stick a toothbrush in our mouth and chew on it, we actually move it back and forth on the teeth. So, I do understand what other reviewers have said about the teeth sticking so far outside the head being odder looking, but I think this could be useful for special needs kiddos.
I also for the same reason like that little horse accidentally spits on his dad. I think it does a good job with the "oops" of showing this was an accident. For children who have trouble with motor planning or fine motor tasks like my son, such accidents are frequent in learning, and I think it is important for them to feel like accidents of this nature are normal and to be accepted and expected. For many kiddos with these kinds of struggles, like my son, they are already very aware they don't do things as well as other people they see, and it can feel very discouraging for them. So I think it is good that this book gives a place of normalcy to such an accident.
Overall, I think this is a good book for emphasizing teeth brushing skills. Probably best for a normal functioning child aged 18 months to 3 years, but for kiddos with special needs or cognitive impairment, that range could be higher. Our son is 5, but he falls into those latter categories.