Guided Reading Level: RGrade Level Equivalent: 4
Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. In Open Wide, you'll find out everything you need to know about your teeth. Pearly whites, chompers, canines, tooth fairy bait, no matter what you like to call them, teeth play a vital part in your life and have an interesting past. In Open Wide, you'll find out everything you need to know about your teeth; from what ancient civilizations believed about teeth, to how scientists use teeth to learn about past societies and solve investigations in the present. With helpful diagrams and tips, you'll learn how to keep your smile happy and healthy. You will even learn how to keep your pet's teeth clean and pristine! No more smelly dog breath for your four-legged canine friend! What's in store for our teeth in the future? Could it be possible that they'll change someday? Read Open Wide to find out!
Susan Grigsby lives in St. Louis, MO. Her children’s books have received awards from groups including The American Farm Bureau, The American Horticultural Society, and the Macy’s Reading is Fundamental – STEAM booklist. A teaching artist, she integrates poetry with social studies, science and the arts in schools, gardens, and museums. She also teaches in the Graduate Education Department at Webster University. When she lost her baby teeth, she donated them to scientists that used them to measure radiation exposure. She and thousands of other children received in return, pins that said “I gave my teeth to science.”