Alexander & Renee Versus Dr. DeCay is an engaging tale about young Alexander, who forgets to brush his teeth before going to bed. While sleeping, Alexander dreams that he and his sister, Renee, must save Planet Smile from the menacing Dr. DeCay. Although they use advanced tools like turbo scrubbing toothbrushes, dental floss, and dental sealant blasters, the children quickly realize these tools are not effective without a real superhero – fluoride toothpaste.
This story encourages children to practice proper oral hygiene, underscores the importance of visiting the dentist and dispels some of the myths children and adults have about brushing. The illustrator’s techniques and use of color make Alexander’s dream world appear lively and inviting. At the story’s end, Alexander is excited and committed to regularly brushing his teeth. A user-friendly guide in the book helps families successfully launch personal oral hygiene campaigns.