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Going to the dentist
Frost, Helen, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Pebble Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
An introductory look at a dentist's office, including the equipment found there, what the dentist does during a check-up, and cavities.
Reading Level:
460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 31762.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.2 1 Quiz: 04595 Guided reading level: F.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
RK63 .F755 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Readers

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A look at a dentist's office, including the equipment found there, what the dentist does during a typical check-up, and explains what a cavity is.

Author Notes

Author Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota in 1949. She received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an English concentration from Syracuse University and a Masters degree in English from Indiana University. She has taught writing from pre-school through university and has published poetry, children's books, anthologies, a play, and a book about teaching writing.

Skin of a Fish, Bones of a Bird, a collection of poetry, won the Women Poets Series Competition in 1993. Poems from that collection were awarded the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award by the Poetry Society of America. She worked with the Fort Wayne YWCA and the Fort Wayne Youtheatre to help high school students write about how they had been affected by violence. This workshop led to a play and an anthology of student writing, both entitled Why Darkness Seems So Light. Keesha's House was awarded a Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association in 2004.

(Bowker Author Biography)