Submitter: This book was weeded from an elementary school library because it does not give a child in the year 2013 an accurate picture of what it’s like to visit the dentist. The equipment looks down-right scary & the poor kid in the book has to choose between the dentist’s “magic orange machine” or a large hypodermic needle. The nitrous oxide mask looks like a crushed soda can over his face! Even his mother looks concerned (though she hides it pretty well behind her Jackie-O style glasses).
Holly: The dentist looks like Eugene Levy! Is that Michael’s mom lurking in the doorway on the cover?