Picks and Pans Review: New for Children

updated 08/07/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/07/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Even Fred Rogers can't make going to the dentist seem like a day at the beach—or the local sandbox, for that matter. But this book of sunny color photos with brief captions could let a child know what to expect on a first trip ("When dentists or their helpers clean people's teeth, they may use an electric cleaner with a rubber tip that spins and tickles a little"). An introduction for parents advises "choosing a dentist who cares about children and their special needs." Rogers, sounding in "Mister" character, wrote this helpful book with a team of dental experts. (Putnam, $12.95)

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