Melvin the Magnificent Molar

A Picture Book About Taking Care of Your Teeth


SKU: A752-Net

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!

Written by Julia Cook, Laura Jana
Illustrated by Allison Valentine
Paperback ISBN 9781931636742
Grades PK-3
32 pages
Release Date March 23, 2010

Additional information






National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these 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.

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

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 strong, healthy smiles for life.

Fern K. Ingber
President and CEO National Children’s Oral Health Foundation


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