Friday, July 1, 2011

Author Linda Valderrama Teaches Kids that Brushing Can Be Fun!

Linda Valderrama R.D.H. has over 25 years experience as a dental hygienist. She has treated patients from ages two to one hundred years old and has successfully developed preventative oral hygiene programs tailored to individual needs. Linda is a strong believer that good oral hygiene habits lead to good overall health and that these daily habits must be acquired early in life. She is working towards developing programs for schools, assisted living facilities and healthcare institutions to enable them to offer more effective oral hygiene programs.

Linda is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the California Dental Hygienists’ Association and the San Diego Dental Hygienists’ Society. Her book “Brush Barry Brush” is to help parents and young children work together to achieve the simple but very important goal that every time you eat, you should brush your teeth.

She currently is touring her recent children's book, Brush Barry Brush during the July '11 World of Ink Virtual Tour.
"This is a delightful and effective introduction to the 'wonderful world' of oral hygiene for preschoolers. It won't be long before Barry is as popular as the tooth fairy! Age appropriate and lots of fun for all. Highly recommended." ~ Gail Flacks, Early Childhood Educator

This is only one of many recommendation Brush Barry Brush as received. This book will help young children stick with a regular routine of brushing and maintaining a bright healthy smile with its unique story and fun chart with stickers.

Brush Barry Brush is a children's book that helps instill in young children the simple, but important, notion to brush their teeth each time after eating. It's no wonder Brush Barry Brush is a 2011 International Book Awards Finalist.
"The picture book is simple and bright, but it carries an important message..." ~San Diego Union

In addition to writing Brush Barry Brush, Valderrama has also made it her mission to educate San Diego's youth, by hosting speaking engagements, book signings and future seminars. The July '11 World of Ink Virtual Tour is just another way for Valderrama to reach out to parents and their children about her mission. Her goal is to minimize our nation's significant, yet mostly preventable childhood disease, tooth decay.

You can find out more about Linda Valderrama’s July '11 World of Ink Virtual Tour schedule at There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Valderrama and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Valderrama will be checking in throughout the tour and is offering an additional giveaway for those who leave comments throughout the tour.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Linda Valderrama R.D. H. about her book, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Margot will also be sharing writing tips and trials, and tribulations of the writer’s life.

The show will be live July 18, 2011 at 2pm EST. You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

Brush Barry Brush
Written by: Linda Valderrama R.D. H
Illustrations by: Sudi Memarzadeh
Publisher: Shirley’s Girl Publications
ISBN Number: 978-0-578-06605-9
Publication Date: 1/2011

Book Blurb:
Every parent knows that brushing after eating prevents tooth decay. Now, through vibrant and playful illustrations, this book will make teaching your child this basic yet very essential routine a fun and enjoyable experience. Together, you’ll love reading Barry’s story again and again!

Publisher Website:

Places where book is available for sale:
Posies and Ponies, La Jolla CA
Fireside Bookstore, Chagrin Falls OH
The Yellow Book Road, San Diego CA
Shirley’s Girl Publications

~World of Ink Schedule for Linda Valderrama~

July 3rd
Utah Children's Writer Blog – Guest Post: Becoming a Children’s Writer

July 4th
The Maggie Project – Guest Post: The Story Behind – Brush Barry Brush

July 5th
The Writing Mama – Book Spotlight

July 6th
Writing to the Hearts of Children- Book Review

July 7th
Families Matter Blog – Interview

July 8th
Stories for Children Magazine FG Interview


  1. Already had a chance to read this book! Love it! Especially the pictures that are so bright! A perfect preschool teaching tool!

  2. Thanks World of Ink Network for hosting. Looking forward to a great tour!

  3. Great job Linda, keep up the good work it will pay off for you - Alan F.

  4. I'm excited to have you as a guest on my show Linda this month to chat about your book "Brush Barry Brush" and about the important message it shares with children and parents.

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  6. Looking forward to doing the book review for my blog on the 6th. Wonderful first day for your tour.

  7. VIrginia , Lisa and Terri, thanks so much. I am excited and looking forward to each new day of the tour.
    Early childhood decay is a disease that can have significant long term effects on a child's health. My goal is for parents to realize that establishing healthy habits and consistent daily routines with their children at an early age can combat this largely preventable disease.