Happy Thursday, all! Today is blog day, and so we’ve decided to share something special with you. If you’ve not met me before, I am Rose’s Little Helper AKA Sasha the Tooth-fairy! Although I love my job, and I get to see children from around the world and leave them gifts, by far my greatest enemies are the Sugar Bugs. Boy, oh, boy - do they create trouble when they move into a child’s mouth!
Perhaps you have already read Rose’s book ‘No Place For Sugar Bugs’. It’s about a young girl named Bella who discovers the little nasties having a party inside her mouth! Eeewww – but she knows exactly what to do with them!
Sugar Bugs is the name given to the bacteria that live inside our mouths. They feed off the left-over foods and sugars in our mouths after every meal or snack. Fortunately they’re easy to get rid of, but – unfortunately – many kids either forget or feel too lazy to do what needs to be done to wash them away. Without brushing and flossing, these Sugar Bugs take over and cause tooth-decay and cavities that will need medical attention sooner than kids would want.
And so, this is why Rose created the book ‘No Place For Sugar Bugs’, as a way to remind kids of the importance of keeping their teeth clean. The feature in this story, besides the great facts, is ‘The Sugar Bugs Song’ which Bella sings to herself as she brushes and flosses her teeth. Yes, of course it sounds funny when she sings with a toothbrush or floss in her mouth! Hah! And you can actually hear this in Rose’s interactive eBook – an audio version of ‘No place For Sugar Bugs’.
Well, we hope your child will enjoy the Sugar Bugs song. Be careful, though, it’s really catchy! And, no, there’s no age limit on who can sing it, so go-ahead and sing it yourself if you feel merry enough - which I hope you do!
Here’s wishing you a great weekend ahead!
Until next time, keep smiling,
No Place for Sugar Bugs