Books For Kids

Dr. Rose has been telling stories and humming tunes to her own children since they were infants. At her dental practice, she combines her love for storytelling and humming tunes as a way to keep patients intrigued and relaxed during treatment.

“Dr. Rose hums to me and I don’t feel afraid,” says Tallon, a four-year-old patient.

“I love listening to Dr. Rose’s stories,” says Gianna, a six-year-old patient.

With her patients asking for more stories after each visit, Dr. Rose was inspired to write the stories so they’d be readily available to all children around the world. Her books are fun and witty with an aim to help children understand the importance of dental care and healthy teeth. They are humorous, insightful, thought-provoking, sometimes peculiar, and promise to keep kids inspired about their dental health.

Ranging from animal heroes to the Tooth Fairy, teasing among youngsters to the dreaded Sugar Bugs, her wonderfully illustrated books present entirely new perspectives on teeth and issues centered on dental care for kids.

Find Dr. Rose’s books at www.rosewadenyabooks.com!

No Place for Sugar Bugs

Sugar bugs are not pretty. They are not sweet. They’re certainly not the type of bugs you’d want to keep in your creepy-crawly box! Kids come in contact with bacteria each day, but it’s not always easy to explain to them just how harmful these little germs can be. Sugar Bugs is the name given to such bacteria that live inside our mouths. They can cause tooth-decay or cavities if we eat sugary foods and do not brush and floss each day. This funny and creative story was written for kids to help them better understand these bacteria. The story is told by Bella, a little girl who knows everything about them. It’s an interactive story that allows kids to sing along to the Sugar Bug song, make various sounds, and giggle at the humorous illustrations. It can be read aloud by a parent or teacher to younger readers, but has been adapted to suit first-time readers, too. Sugar bugs, sugar bugs, go away! My mouth is not a place to play!


I Have Tusks and you Have Teeth (Book One – What Are Your Teeth Like?)

What Are Your Teeth Like? is a series of fun and witty rhyming books for kids that aims to help children understand the importance of looking after their teeth. The series offers humorous, insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes peculiar tales about curious kids who meet with different animals in the wild to compare teeth. Wonderfully illustrated, each book presents an entirely new perspective on teeth, and promises to keep kids intrigued and inspired about taking care of their own.

I Have Tusks and You Have Teeth, the first book in the series, sees a young boy meet with a Great African Elephant in the heart of the Savanna. Told in rhyme, their chucklesome conversation paints a whole new picture for kids about just how unique their own teeth are. The story can be read aloud by parents or teachers, and also serves as great first-time reading material for young learners.


The Boy and the Big Blue Whale (Book Two – What Are Your Teeth Like?)

The Boy and the Big Blue Whale is the second book in the series. In the story, a young boy follows his dream and sails out into the ocean to meet a whale. At first it seems his dream may not come true, but then suddenly, ‘kersplash’, a big Blue Whale torpedoes from the water and lands alongside him. The young boy learns more about the whale than he ever imagined would be true, as will young readers enjoying the exciting tale. This humorous and educational story with delightful illustrations can be read to children by teachers and parents, and also makes great first-time reading material for young readers.


Sam Swims with the Sharks (Book One – Don’t Tease Me About My Teeth!)

Don’t Tease Me About My Teeth! is a series of rhyming stories for children that aim to bring inspiration and empowerment to youngsters who face judgment from others. Not all children’s teeth grow the same. Some go through phases where their baby teeth and adult teeth grow in ways that can leave their smile looking a little different from the smiles of others. During this time, their appearance can lead to them being bullied and teased by other children who have not been raised to respect the various stages of growth. This series helps children experiencing such teasing to know how to deal with these issues, how to respond, and helps them to understand that it’s only a phase. Cleverly constructed, each story introduces an animal character who has oddly shaped, arranged or colored teeth. These characters share their friendships with the bullied heroes, and lead them to realize there’s nothing to fear.

Sam Swims with the Sharks is the first book in this series. Little Samantha is tired of being told she has shark teeth. But, after befriending a shark on the beach who shows her how sharks are also often bullied, she stops feeling so alone. Sally the shark uses her own oddly-arranged teeth to explain to Samantha the stage she’s going through. She reassures Samantha and shares knowledge that she can use to combat those who tease her. With fun and colorful illustrations, this warm and educational rhyming tale can be read by parents or teachers to children, or by children learning to read.


Rachael and Ricky the Rabbit (Book Two – Don’t Tease Me About My Teeth!)

Don’t Tease Me About My Teeth! is a series of rhyming stories for children that aim to bring inspiration and empowerment to youngsters who face judgment from others. Not all children’s teeth grow the same. Some go through phases where their baby teeth and adult teeth grow in ways that can leave their smile looking a little different from the smiles of others. During this time, their appearance can lead to them being bullied and teased by other children who have not been raised to respect the various stages of growth. This series helps children experiencing such teasing to know how to deal with these issues, how to respond, and helps them to understand that it’s only a phase. Cleverly constructed, each story introduces an animal character who has oddly shaped, arranged or colored teeth. These characters share their friendships with the bullied heroes, and lead them to realise there’s nothing to fear.

Rachael and Ricky the Rabbit is the second story in the series. Rachael has a rabbit, Ricky, for a friend on her farm. At school Rachael is teased for having front teeth that are larger than her others. Ricky, the rabbit, compares his teeth with hers then tells her she’s not to worry; her front teeth are her adult teeth which are naturally larger than her baby ones. Soon her baby teeth will fall out and the adult ones will all be the right size. Rachael sings a special song as she brushes and flosses each night, and also goes on to help another girl who is being teased in her class. Finally she tells the bully boy that he’d better be able to take what he gives, because his teeth are growing the same way! This great rhyming story with colourful illustrations can be read by teachers or parents to children, or by children learning to read themselves.


Bianca and the Busy Beaver (Book Three – What Are Your Teeth Like?)

What Are Your Teeth Like? is a series of fun and witty rhyming books for kids that aims to help children understand the importance of looking after their teeth. The series offers humorous, insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes peculiar tales about curious kids who meet with different animals in the wild to compare teeth. Wonderfully illustrated, each book presents an entirely new perspective on teeth, and promises to keep kids intrigued and inspired about taking care of their own.

Bianca and the Busy Beaver is the third story in the series. In this playful, teaching, rhyming tale little Bianca decides to visit with the very busy beaver who lives in the river at the foot of the hill on which her home is built. She’s so curious about beaver’s oddly-orange-colored teeth, why he chooses to live in the river underwater, and how he manages to build his home with such tiny little arms. Of course he has answers to all of her questions, and he tells her just why beavers have the teeth they do. Her wondrous visit with the busy beaver reinforces her motivation for wanting to take care of her own teeth. Written for children, the story can be read aloud by parents or teachers, or by young first-time readers themselves.


Gently did the Tooth Fairy Creep

Gently did the Tooth Fairy Creep is a story that tells of an intriguing, somewhat magical, conversation that little Faye has, in her dream, with the Tooth Fairy who has kept an eye on her since the day she was born.

Children go through various milestones in development. While they may get to learn about these stages at school, this story was written to give them a head-start in understanding their dental development. Children are known to accept certain matters better once they’ve had them explained in a kind, patient, and even humorous way, and that’s just what this book sets out to do.

The beautifully told tale, with wonderful illustrations, sensitizes both parent and child to the need to keep teeth healthy while, at the same time, explaining the changes that occur as a child grows. The lovable characters and easy-reading flow and dialogue make this a great story for parents and teachers to read to children, while remaining simple enough for young children to read alone.


What Are Your Teeth Like? Series (Book four) If I Were a Crocodile.

What Are Your Teeth Like? is a series of fun and witty rhyming books for kids that aims to help children understand the importance of looking after their teeth. The series offers humorous, insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes peculiar tales about curious kids who meet with different animals in the wild to compare teeth. Wonderfully illustrated, each book presents an entirely new perspective on teeth, and promises to keep kids intrigued and inspired about taking care of their own.

If I Were a Crocodile is the fourth rhyming story in the series. A young boy tells us how he thinks life would be if he were a crocodile. Interestingly enough, he finds the relationship between Plover birds and Crocodiles most fascinating, and uses this phenomenon to explain why he thinks brushing and flossing his own teeth in order to keep them clean is a more viable option! With creative and colorful illustrations, this story can be read aloud to children by parents or teachers, or by children who are learning to read themselves.


My Teeth

I May Be Small but I Got Teeth! is a series of picture books written for children ages two to six years. Dental care for these little ones can be a daunting task for parents, especially when a two-year-old says, “I want to brush by myself.”

The books in this series aim to help children learn about their teeth; the different types, their function, and why it’s necessary to keep them clean. The books are easy to read with great illustrations that will inspire younger children when it comes to oral care. Each tale will leave young kids giggly, curious, knowledgeable and unafraid to go to the dentist.

My Teeth! is the first book in this series. Here we meet Rosie on a picnic with her friends, Bryan and Chen. Rosie is very curious and wants to know what her teeth are for. She finds out exactly what each set of teeth are for, what they look like, and how to pronounce their names. With simplistic text and enjoyable explainer images, youngsters will find this picture book amusing while learning about caring for their teeth in a fun way.


Sneaky Rosie

I May Be Small but I Got Teeth! is a series of picture books written for children ages two to six years. Dental care for these little ones can be a daunting task for parents, especially when a two-year-old says, “I want to brush by myself.”

The books in this series aim to help children learn about their teeth; the different types, their function, and why it’s necessary to keep them clean. The books are easy to read with great illustrations that will inspire younger children when it comes to oral care. Each tale will leave young kids giggly, curious, knowledgeable and unafraid to go to the dentist.

Sneaky Rosie is the second book in this series. In book one, My Teeth, we met Rosie on a picnic with her friends, Bryan and Chen. Being only four-years-old, little Rosie does not yet understand the consequences of devouring candies… at night… after she’s brushed her teeth… without brushing again before drifting off to sleep! Of course her Mom would not allow it, but fortunately she’s a clever Mom - “What would you do without teeth? End up like Grandpa Jerry?” With great illustrations and a life-hack tip for Moms, this little tale is sure to take the sneakiness out of kids who eat just a few too many candies!


Peter and His Friend, Peanut

Don’t Tease Me About My Teeth! is a series of rhyming stories for children that aim to bring inspiration and empowerment to youngsters who face judgment from others. Not all children’s teeth grow the same. Some go through phases where their baby teeth and adult teeth grow in ways that can leave their smile looking a little different from the smiles of others. During this time, their appearance can lead to them being bullied and teased by other children who have not been raised to respect the various stages of growth. This series helps children experiencing such teasing to know how to deal with these issues, how to respond, and helps them to understand that it’s only a phase. Cleverly constructed, each story introduces an animal character who has oddly shaped, arranged or colored teeth. These characters share their friendships with the bullied heroes, and lead them to realize there’s nothing to fear.

Peter and His Friend, Peanut is the third book in the series. When Peanut, an ever-so-cute grey and white rat, hears that Peter no longer wants to go to school, she gets to the bottom of his feelings. She discovers that a bully at school has been teasing him about the color of his teeth. Knowing that certain minerals can cause teeth to discolor, Peanut explains to Peter that swallowing too much fluoride may be the reason for his brown spots, and that they can be fixed when he’s older. Peanut accompanies Peter to school and together they show the bully that, actually, it’s him who could really be the odd one out! A story of friendship with wonderful illustrations, this rhyming tale makes great reading material for early readers, and can be read aloud by teachers and parents as well.


My First Visit to the Dentist

I May Be Small but I Got Teeth! is a series of picture books written for children ages two to six years. Dental care for these little ones can be a daunting task for parents, especially when a two-year-old says, “I want to brush by myself.”

The books in this series aim to help children learn about their teeth; the different types, their function, and why it’s necessary to keep them clean. The books are easy to read with great illustrations that will inspire younger children when it comes to oral care. Each tale will leave young kids giggly, curious, knowledgeable and unafraid to go to the dentist.

My First Visit to the Dentist is a story that shows young children what they should expect when they go to the dentist for the first time. Rosie is nervous at first, but soon feels more relaxed when she sees other children there, too. Linda and Doctor Zoey introduce the various equipment and tools used during a routine visit, which helps Rosie to understand what’s going on. Rosie has a great experience and looks forward to her next visit with Doctor Zoey and her team. This picture book, with wonderful illustrations, makes for perfect reading when it comes to sensitizing young children to the concept of visiting the dentist.


The Simple Things Around Me

Life With Imani in Kenya is a series of stories written from Rose’s memories of life in her country of birth; Kenya, Africa. Although her children were born in the United States, they always ask about life in Africa. And so Rose decided to write her stories and share them with children everywhere.

The series is told through the eyes of Imani, a young girl who lives in a small village in Kenya. Imani sees magic in the simplest things. Each day she finds more to appreciate while observing the sheer simplicity of life; the potential powers that lay within the smallest things that inevitably make them uniquely great.

The Simple Things Around Me is the first book in this series. Here we walk with Imani and her mother to the village market. Along the way Imani notices life’s somewhat hidden happenings, and wonders how it would feel to be each of the phenomena she sees. Soon she realizes that these phenomena are very similar to the care her mother gives, that her love is as powerful yet as simple. And so she decides - if there’s one thing she really wants to be, it’s her mother; sharing love each day as easily as the simplest things go about theirs.


The Lone Avocado Tree

Little is known about the incredible avocado tree, and how it survived for thousands of years despite dramatic changes in the environment. If inner-strength and tenacity were to be likened to a certain species of tree, it would surely have to be this one. With the disappearance of the mammoths and other large mammals so very long ago, it’s a wonder that the avocado tree and its fruit managed to survive.

For decades, avocado fruit has been enjoyed around the world. From sushi to burger sauce, guacamole to seafood, this delicious fruit is important to so many.

This is the story of the last standing avocado tree and how she lived to see her species survive. She was courageous, determined, strong, tenacious, and unafraid to ask for help – a perfect recipe for success. With a strong moral message that urges young readers to never give up, this beautifully illustrated tale is the second in Rose Wadenya’s nature-inspired collection for children.



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