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Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist

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Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist children can find out how to keep their teeth healthy and discover that going to the dentist isn't such a scary experience after all. A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. Topsy & Tim remain instantly recognisable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans, these wonderful books deserve a place on every child's bookshelves.

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9781409300588
  • ISBN: 9781409300588
  • Pub Date: 6th August 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Ladybird
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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This is Book 13 in the Topsy and Tim Series. See all Topsy and Tim books here.

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11th February '16
I read it to JessicaLee aged 2 aged 2
Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist 9781409300588
5 stars
I grew up with the original Topsy & Tim books 40 years ago.
When we were having problems with a 2 year old being scared of the dentist I headed to the nearest bookshop for inspiration, and found a new version of an old favourite.
It tells all about a visit to the dentist, both Tim's straightforward check-up and Topsy's filling.  It also touches on Josie having to have a brace (that definitely wasn't covered in the 1970s version!).
This was Jess's first Topsy & Tim book and she's hooked - we've now got a pile of my originals on the shelf as well - and we usually have to read at least 5 every day!  The stories and illustrations are much more up to date (reading some of the old ones now makes me cringe and I have to miss out chunks), and Jess enjoys them every bit as much as I did.
The characters are likeable.  They're nice children who can be mischievous, making it easy to relate to them.
We now play dentists regularly at home (instigated by Jess, needless to say), and our return to the dental surgery a couple of weeks after buying this was a completely different story.  She's still not completely confident but will at least open her mouth now.  It helps to make it a more normal experience.
27th May '16
dannylee read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist 9781409300588
5 stars
I read this book before I went to the Dentist for the first time.  Was very helpful reading and helped me not to feel so scared when I went and was fun
4th December '18
I read it to digger1 aged 6 aged 6
Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist 9781409300588
4 stars
I bought this book after my son went to dentist and wouldn't open his mouth. Started reading it about a week before his next visit and he was absolutely fine.

However, I did edit it as I was reading aloud slightly. It mentions disclosing tablets ( you know the ones that show the plaque on your teeth - delightful!) and I thought it was too much detail for my son at the time.

But other than that, it's great!
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Jean Adamson is the creator of more than 100 much-loved children's books spanning five decades.
She studied Illustration at Goldsmiths where she met her future husband and writing partner Gareth Adamson (1925-1982). They worked on children's books together, with Gareth producing the storylines and Jean the illustration, including Topsy and Tim.
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