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Arthur's Tooth (Arthur Adventures Series)

Arthur's Tooth (Arthur Adventures Series)

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by Marc Brown

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Wiggling it doesn't work, neither does a hard chomp into corn on the cob--is Arthur ever going to lose his baby tooth?


Wiggling it doesn't work, neither does a hard chomp into corn on the cob--is Arthur ever going to lose his baby tooth?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brown's forte is amusing and educating small fry on dealing with emergencies. Every boy and girl who has suffered the indignity of a stubborn baby tooth will feel for poor Arthur. Alone among his animals friends, he can't force his first tooth to fall. Neither steak, corn on the cob, peanut brittle nor any stern measure works on the thing. And here's Muffy with a whole jar of teeth at show-and-tell time; she's collected two dollars for each! Arthur mopes as his peers show off the gaps in their mouths. But in the end, he can smile as widely as the other kids. Thanks to an encounter with mean Francine, Arthur winds up with the tooth in his paw, ready for the fairy to trade something of value for it. Brightly colored cartoons of the active anthropomorphs illustrate the story, sure to be enjoyed as much as its nine predecessors. (68)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Arthur faces the same kind of physical dilemma solved in Arthur's Eyes (1979) and Arthur's Nose (1976, both Atlantic: Little). This time he is the only one in his class who hasn't lost a baby tooth. (Arthur and the others are back in Mr. Marco's room, and they obviously are younger than they have been in recent adventures.) Despite his attempts to wiggle his front tooth loose, Arthur is unsuccessfuldespite suggestions from Buster, Sue Ellen, Binky Barnes and other familiar characters. A reassuring visit to the dentist followed by some accidental help from Francine solve the problem. Brown's droll humor helps reassure those who find themselves in Arthur's predicament. The illustrations are bright and lively, contributing to a book certain to please Arthur's many fans. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.

Product Details

Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
Arthur Adventures Series
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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Arthur's Tooth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Ginamich07 More than 1 year ago
This book is a good story to read to children about ready to lose a tooth, or for ones just asking questions. It explains alot about who the tooth fairy is and that it is ok to lose teeth. It is completly normal and the best part is, you get money out of the deal. My four-year old was asking lots of questions and this book helped to try to explain things. Arthur, of course, is as cute as always. Kids relate to him and find the questions Arthur asks humorous. All children will love the pictures and the way Arthur charms his audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely put
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arthur has been wiggling his tooth a lot. He want his tooth to come out. My favorite part was when Francine knocked Arthur's tooth out. It made me laugh. You will like it because Arthur has been waking up his mom and dad. Arthur's tooth fell out. Arthur just smiled.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's really interesting because he might lose his tooth. Francine keeps making fun of Arthur because Arthur hasn't lost a tooth. Will Arthur ever lose a tooth? My favorite part was seeing the ideas of his friends. This would be a great book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arthur is a great role model for young readers. I grew up reading and watching the show! and i still enjoy arthur