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Children's LiteratureIt is picture day at Peter's school, and his tooth is loose. He can't decide whether he wants his tooth to stay in or not because he wants the money from the tooth fairy to buy a basketball, but he also would like to take his picture with all his front teeth. Once Peter and his friends arrive at school, they decide to play a quick game of basketball. It is a close game, and just when the ball is going to be passed to Peter, a boy from the other team knocks him down. The school bell rings, and as his friends help him up, Peter notices his tooth has fallen out! He is happy and smiles for his class picture because now he can buy his basketball. Although the story is not original, Eitzen's illustrations help to make this book multicultural. Peter and his friends are of different ethnic backgrounds, African American, Asian and Caucasian. This enables young readers to understand that race is not an issue among the characters and that children of all ethnicities share similar experiences. 2002, Viking/Penguin, Ages 5 to 8.