Professional Reviews of My eBooks
Professional Reviews of My eBooks
Please note: Books titled How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth werer in 2013 re-titled Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. Hyperlinks have also been added throughout. The author has not introduced new nor changed the important content. He hopes these changes will simply make the books more reader- friendly, more enjoyable and more conducive to preventing oral diseases.
The following eBooks have been 5 *****Professionally Reviewed.
Reviews By Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer MidWest Book Reviews
The book Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile, a Five Star reviewed book by Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews:
The book series How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12, 2 of 12, etc up to 12 of 12 are each Five Star reviewed books by Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews
The title How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 is also a Five Star reviewed book by Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews:
Summary of Reviews by D. Donovan for all thirteen
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks
A summary of 5 star reviews for the 13 “How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth?” eBooks by D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR, is below. The links to all reviews is:
”How can parents look after their kids' teeth? Plenty of books discuss oral hygiene but most are aimed at adults, and there are very few picture books for young kids - which is where one should ideally begin with early preventative measures.”…“Oral 7 Hygiene: "Paint Your Mouth" is the first book in a series of 12, comes from a dentist who teaches children how to 'paint their mouths', and teaches a preventative program that is much better than just brushing teeth. (In fact, this series shows how brushing teeth often actually leads to poor oral hygiene.)”…“but their real power lies in the entire lesson plan taken as a whole.”…“The step-by-step building blocks of oral health understanding are carefully constructed with the young child in mind, reinforced by activities and quizzes, and provide an entire, unique program unparalleled in scope and nature. Having the entire lesson plan available in other languages assures its interest to a wide audience around the world, making this entire set a powerful presentation.”…“Each chapter is packed with quizzes, drawing assignments, stamps, certificates of achievement: virtually everything a parent or educator needs to engage a child. Each chapter also emphasizes the child's power in avoiding tooth decay and bad dental problems.”…“Any educator or parent seeking an oral health program directed to the young will find this entire set a winner, with translations in major foreign languages lending to world-wide usefulness.”
Review by Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The title How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 has also received a second Five Star review by Cindy Wolfe Boynton, Foreword Clarion Reviews:
This review follows:
8 June 2012
ForeWord Clarion Review
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12
Dr. Garth Pettit 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd 978-1-920712-16-7
Five Stars (out of Five)
Retired Australian dentist Garth Pettit, beloved and known to children throughout the world as “GarGar the Dentist,” has combined his twelve short How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? e-books into one comprehensive collection that both children and adults will enjoy and learn from.
Available as an Amazon Kindle e-book, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 succinctly illustrates through words and pictures Pettit's “Paint Your Mouth” approach to oral hygiene which, the author explains, kids find much more appealing than being told to “brush [their] teeth.” Adding to the fun is the fact that the book is narrated by Pettit’s alter ego, the smiling, animated GarGar the Dentist. Along for the ride is a menagerie of kid-friendly helpers like Booksie Owl, Croc-O-Smile, Grinny Squirrel, and PadPaw the rabbit who, as members of the SmileShine Gang, offer oral health tips and reminders.
Original songs such as “Mouth Painting I Will Go” sung to the tune of the familiar children’s song “A-Hunting We Will Go,” also effectively and cleverly disguise learning, as do the Treat Stamps kids can earn for correctly answering questions. The book also includes drawings, quizzes, and other activities the SmileShine Gang encourages families to do together.
Skilfully woven into these games is the comprehensive healthcare information every young person—and adult—needs to prevent oral problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and stained teeth. Among other topics, readers learn within the book’s twelve chapters: the best food and drink options for better oral health; the types of bacteria that form in the mouth;what plaque is and how it forms; what causes bad breath and tooth decay; and the daily steps to the best oral hygiene.
Pettit states that he wrote the twelve How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? e-books to reinforce the lessons kids were hopefully already receiving from their own dentists, schools, and parents. He also wanted to make good oral care something kids would want to do, while understanding why they need to do it. Without a doubt, Pettit took the right approach.
In addition to being written in a kid-friendly tone and including effective graphics, chapters are broken into short, readable sections that can be consumed all at once or bitten into one small chunk at a time. Sophisticated dental and medical information is presented in a simple, straightforward manner, and, at the end of each chapter, both parent and child can show off what they have learned with a printable “4 Your Smile to Shine” certificate of achievement from GarGar that will look great on any refrigerator door.
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 is a well-written, effective, and valuable learning tool for adults and children alike.
Cindy Wolfe Boynton
Mothers, fathers and educators can use this eBook, “Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile” as an oral health care educational resource from birth until age five years whether or not it was used by a mother during pregnancy as an oral health education teaching resource.
Mothers who have taught from this eBook, “Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile”, during pregnancy have children who already have created pleasant foetal memories of GarGar The Dentist, The SmileShine Gang, the Chit-Chat between GarGar The Dentist and the Gang members as well as the lyrics and melodies of two oral health songs; “Mouth Painting I Will Go” and “4 Your Smile 2 Shine”.
To those mothers the author’s advice is, from birth to age five, continue to teach your child oral health care from this eBook. Re-enforce those foetal memories that already exist:
- Re-enforce those pleasant foetal song memories by humming, singing, do-do-ing, la-la-ing the melodies of the two oral health songs; “Mouth Painting I Will Go” and “4 Your Smile 2 Shine”. Teach the lyrics of GarGar’s songs
- Reading out loud the text chit-chat between GarGar The Dentist and The SmileShine Gang.
- Showing children the graphics in the eBook of the loveable characters; GarGar The Dentist, Croc-O-Smile, PadPaw, Booksie Owl, Kook-A-Mum and Kooksie, RubyRoo, Grinny Squirrel and Ben Bilbie, Minie and Munchie Koalas
However from birth to toddler age each parent of a child who did not receive foetal oral health care lessons, for whatever reason, can use this eBook, “Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile”, to teach children oral health care education. Mothers and fathers or indeed any educators!
Additionally from toddler age both parents, mothers and fathers , and educators are recommended to this eBook series specifically for toddlers titled “GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity eBooks”, Alphabet Series. Available at time of publication are Book a (“Meet The Smile Shine Gang”) and Book b (“Your Mouth Is Like a House”). Book z will eventually end the series.
From children 5 years old to 12 years old all parents and educators are recommended to the twelve book series beginning with “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12” and ending with “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 12 of 12”. Alternatively these 12 books are chapters in “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12”. Professional book reviewers have awarded these books Five Star Reviews. Reviewers also recommend them for both children’s and adult’s oral health education.
The author agrees because only Paint Your Mouth, not Brush Your Teeth, will dramatically reduce risks of sufferinglater in life from strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, atherosclerosis, diabetes and more all of which can be attributed to the instruction “Brush Your Teeth”.