The Magic Toothbrush by Marlene Bryenton

The Magic Toothbrush

by Marlene Bryenton | Illustrator Leanne Bowlan

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The Magic Toothbrush, a new storybook by author Marlene Bryenton and illustrator Leanne Bowlan is now available for purchase. The book was edited by Judy Parsons with formatting and photography by Chris Wilkinson.

This is Bryenton’s third storybook, following Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses and Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair. All three are about her grandchildren, Anna and James, and feature medical  topics, like optometry, physiotherapy and dentistry.

The Magic Toothbrush is about empathy, awareness and dentistry.  The story aims to allay the fear of a child going for a dental visit and stresses the importance of seeing a dentist at an early age. It also encourages brushing and flossing and eating healthy food. The educational story weaves dentistry and magic together and encourages children to use their imaginations. The stars of the story are Bryenton’s grandchildren, with illustrations of Bowlan’s father Eric Bowlan (Mr. Magic), as well as Dr. Brad Campbell and Dr. Magdalena Herrera, who provided consultations during the research.

Copies are available for purchase at local bookstores and several Murphy’s Pharmacy locations, as well as Proude’s Shoes, QEH gift shop, Sherwood Pharmacy, Jewell’s Country Market and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Gencheff for each copy sold.

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