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Giveaway: Off We Go to the Dentist

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 23, 2011

We have three copies of Avril Webster’s Off We Go to the Dentist to giveaway. This is a great book for parents, occupational therapists, teachers, and aides of children with autism, Down syndrome, sensory processing difficulties, speech and languge delays, ADHD, Executive Function Disorder, and even children for whom English is a second language. Giveaway begins March 23, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 20, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 14 pages

Book overview: Typical everyday and once-in-awhile outings to the grocery story, hair salon, and dentist, with their unexpected noise levels, lights, smells, and people, can be a minefield for kids with developmental disabilities.

Author Avril Webster created the Off We Go! series to help her son with an intellectual disability practice and visualize these routines to alleviate anxiety about what’s going to happen during these activities.  Brightly illustrated in an uncluttered cartoon style, and featuring simple text vetted by a speech language pathologist, these stories tell and show kids what to expect.

In Off We Go to the Dentist follow a little girl as she greets the dentist office receptionist, reads a book in the waiting room, sits in the dentist’s chair (“The dentist puts a towel around my neck.  It’s not too tight.”), gets an exam (“The dentist uses a small mirror and a shiny tool to check how well I brush and floss my teeth.  It doesn’t hurt.”), and receives a new toothbrush after the exam.

These are great stories for parents, occupational therapists, teachers, and aides to read aloud to children with autism, Down syndrome, sensory processing difficulties, speech and languge delays, ADHD, Executive Function Disorder, and even children for whom English is a second language.  They provide good opportunities to improve language development, communication skills, self-esteem, and confidence.

Check out the other stories in the Off We Go! series:  Off We Go to the Grocery Store and Off We Go for a Haircut

About the Author: Avril Webster and her husband, Robert, have three kids, including a son, Stephen, with special needs.  They can see that he has lots in common with children on the autism spectrum and children with Down syndrome.  Avril believes it’s important for Stephen, and children like him, to participate in as many everyday activities as possible and she created the Off We Go! series to help them do just that.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

Comments
  • Cute book. Count me in, please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    March 24, 2011
  • what a cute book

    March 25, 2011
  • Just what we need now to read… with all the teeth’ problems of our son…

    March 31, 2011
  • please include me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    April 7, 2011
  • Great way to get my kiddos to trust the dentist!

    April 7, 2011
  • Count sis in!

    April 9, 2011
  • this looks great

    April 13, 2011
  • How great that a Author is thinking of those children with special needs! I have a nephew with Autism who would enjoy this!

    April 14, 2011
  • And the winners are *drum roll* …

    phxbne says: this looks great

    Liza767: what a cute book

    Mindy says: How great that a Author is thinking of those children with special needs! I have a nephew with Autism who would enjoy this!

    Keep an eye out for you winning email notification!

    April 21, 2011
  • Thanks for offering a timely book.

    May 6, 2011

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