Loose Tooth (My First I Can Read Series)

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A young boy wakes up one morning to find that he has his very first loose tooth. But no matter how much he pushes, pulls, and wiggles it, it just won't come out!

Lola Schaefer's energetic text and Sylvie Wickstrom's exuberant illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and anxiety of a child losing his first tooth in an appealing book about a childhood milestone

o Beginning readers will recognize and ...

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Overview

A young boy wakes up one morning to find that he has his very first loose tooth. But no matter how much he pushes, pulls, and wiggles it, it just won't come out!

Lola Schaefer's energetic text and Sylvie Wickstrom's exuberant illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and anxiety of a child losing his first tooth in an appealing book about a childhood milestone

o Beginning readers will recognize and respond to the familiar situation of a child with his very first loose tooth.

o Energetic and engaging, Lola M. Schaefer's very simple story is perfect for the youngest beginning readers.

o Expressive and lively illustrations will delight young children.

Ages 3–5

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Schaefer and Wickstrom capture the excitement a child experiences when he realizes that his tooth is loose. With a few words, lots of repetition, some rhyme, and good rhythm, this story is perfect for beginning readers. The cartoon illustrations add details to the plot and create interest. Expressions of curiosity, joy, and fear (of the pliers Brother suggests as a remedy) clearly portray the feelings of the narrator. A fine choice for those just starting on the exciting road to reading.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Losing that first tiny tooth is a huge event in the life of a child, celebrated here in this beginning easy reader from the I Can Read series. A little boy with curly blond hair is the first-person narrator, describing the condition of his loose tooth and his attempts to dislodge the tooth through wiggling and eating. The rhyming text is simple but clever, told in very short sentences with repeating sentence patterns and a catchy refrain. Wickstrom's loose watercolors with thick outlines provide additional humor, with distinctly different looks for each member of the boy's family. While this entry works well as a beginning easy reader, it will also be popular in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms as a read-aloud and will fit right in to story hours with dental themes. (Easy reader. 5-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060527785
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/5/2005
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Edition description: Shared Reading
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 165,827
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down? She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox.

Sylvie Wickstrom is the author and illustrator of several books for children. I Love You, Mister Bear was inspired by Ms. Wickstrom's daughter, Sosha, who once rescued her own Mister Bear from a local yard sale. The original Mister Bear now keeps Ms. Wickstrom company in her studio while she writes and illustrates her picture books.

Sylvie Wickstrom grew up in France and now lives in Albany, New York.

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