Andrew's Loose Toothby Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
Andrew's loose tooth is too much for his dad, his dentist, and even the Tooth Fairy. Finally, Andrew's friend Louis saves the day with a secret remedy. Full color.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyThis slim, paper-over-board volume by the creators of The Paper Bag Princess and Alligator Baby gives some loose-tooth clichs a slapstick spin. When Andrew's wobbly, hurting tooth prevents him from eating an apple, his mother yanks at it futilely with both hands. His father then puts his foot on the boy's nose and attempts to pull it with pliers. However, this effort is no more successful than the dentist's endeavor to tie one end of a rope to the tooth and the other to his car (which falls apart when he drives away), or the tooth fairy's attempted extraction with a hammer. A vigorous sneeze (brought on by his best friend's idea that Andrew inhale pepper) finally does the trick, sending the tooth flying through the air, "all the way across town." Martchenko's watercolor cartoons embellish the tale's hyperbole with funky touches: wearing beads and sandals, the ponytailed dentist arrives in a car boasting a giant rooftop tooth; and the leather-clad, motorcycle-riding tooth fairy sports a necklace studded with specimens of her trade. Although it's all quite inane, Munsch fans will be thoroughly entertained. Ages 3-6. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotTrying everything he can to get a loose tooth out, Andrew's Mom, Dad, and even a crazy looking dentist don't seem to be any help. Next, he calls on the modern-day motorcycle-riding Tooth Fairy, but even she can't help. His friend Louis finally saves the day and the tooth fairy gets her tooth. An amusing story that will appeal to kids who enjoy the absurd.
School Library JournalK-Gr 3Once again, Munsch and Martchenko have produced a fun-to-read story with just the kind of exaggerated humor and pictures that appeal to youngsters. Andrew has a loose tooth. He wants to eat an apple but it hurts. Both of his parents, the dentist, and even a motorcycle-riding Tooth Fairy try some pretty drastic measures to help him get rid of the stubborn tooth, but with no success. When there seems to be no solution, some pepper takes care of the problem by causing a big sneeze. The brightly colored, full-page cartoons and the repetitive language make this a good read-aloud. Andrew's repeated "YEEE-OW!" will get listeners involved from the first page, and young readers will fall quickly into the easy-to-follow story pattern. A whopper, whether it is shared one-on-one or with a group.Marty Abbott Goodman, L.J. Bell Elementary School, Rockingham, NC
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.00(w) x 0.25(h) x 8.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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this book is so funny. A fun read that my son and I enjoy together.