The standard size book ISBN 9781925386592 (21cm x 26cm) is available for children to share with their family. The colourful text and rhyming pattern enables collaborative reading with parents or siblings and extends the BIG book group-based learning into the family home.
Oral health literacy is emerging as an important determinant of health, as research shows poor oral health literacy is linked to poor oral health outcomes. While evidence is emerging regarding adult oral health literacy, limited resources are available regarding oral health literacy for children.
Children need to engage in learning about the benefits of fluoride with age appropriate, fun, visual literacy resources which are linked to the children’s cognitive ability level. The resources need to be shared within the child’s family environment to have a greater impact. Picture books provide one approach to support early oral health literacy for young children. ‘Who is the Tooth Fairy’s best friend?’ was written by Cathryn Carboon and illustrated, designed and produced by Brolly Books, Melbourne. The book was launched as part of the Sun Smiles program in October 2017.