Statewide Iowa – A married couple from Marion have created an illustrated book that is a unique and humorous take on the branch of dentistry that focuses on straightening teeth.
Priscilla Steele and Craig Campbell are the co-authors of “A History of Orthodontics Through Time and Space”. Steele says the idea for the book was sparked by an art project they were hired to produce for a local dentist.
The book’s audience is as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s smile, and she says anyone who revel in whimsy and absurdity will swallow it.
Stories transport the reader from ancient Egypt to outer space and all points in between, while colorful illustrations include the classic portrait of the aforementioned first US president flanked by colonial soldiers who pull his teeth with cables. .
One reviewer calls the 64-page book “a surreal way of looking at the world … a happy blend of fact and fiction.” It’s available on multiple sites, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and North Liberty-based publisher Ice Cube Press.