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Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth

by Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger
     
 

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Amanda Pig is ecstatic! She has her first wiggly tooth, and she can't wait for the tooth fairy to come! But her loose tooth won't fall out. Her father offers to pull it out, but Amanda is scared that it will hurt too much. Disaster strikes when Amanda realizes that her tooth has fallen out on its own. Where can it be? Will the tooth fairy still come if Amanda's

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Amanda Pig is ecstatic! She has her first wiggly tooth, and she can't wait for the tooth fairy to come! But her loose tooth won't fall out. Her father offers to pull it out, but Amanda is scared that it will hurt too much. Disaster strikes when Amanda realizes that her tooth has fallen out on its own. Where can it be? Will the tooth fairy still come if Amanda's tooth is really lost?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This is a wonderful story by a wonderful author, written specifically for young readers who are making the transition from easy picture books to chapter books. Amanda Pig has her first wiggly tooth, and she can focus on nothing else. Amanda desperately wants to wiggle her tooth out of her mouth so that she can put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy. At school, on the playground, at home with her family, and at her music lesson, Amanda tries every way she can think of to make her tooth come out. Still, she has no luck. Young readers will relate to this everyday situation with great interest and enthusiasm. They will be captivated by the colorful illustrations that are brimming with personality and humor. The text in this appealing easy chapter book is predictable, and the story is well organized. Young readers will recognize many regular words and high frequency words quickly and easily. The sentences are short, and the dialogue is simple. Details in the charming illustrations will help readers process the text, and children will enjoy making predictions about the story based on their own personal experiences. This book will be a treasured addition to a young reader's personal book collection. It should be part of elementary school library or classroom collections of books for grades K to 2. Reviewer: Susan Borges
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- This beginning reader captures perfectly the excitement and anxiety of a typical childhood occurrence. One day at lunch, Amanda Pig discovers her tooth is loose. First, she shows it to everyone. Then she wiggles it to distraction during class. When Oliver tells her it will hurt and bleed, she refuses to let their father pull it out. Finally, she stops paying attention to it, and the tooth falls out on its own and is lost. Oliver helps her find it and she is able to put it under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. In the morning, she finds money and a note and discovers that she has another loose tooth. The illustrations are fun, showing a very pink Amanda Pig with bows around her ears wiggling her tooth while jumping rope and drawing it in art class. Of course, the final pictures show a triumphant gap-toothed smile. A great addition to the series.-Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142412909
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/19/2009
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
492,635
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. Ms. Van Leeuwen now lives in another small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has two grown children, David and Elizabeth, and a young grandchild, who will surely inspire more stories. 

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