Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teethby Alison McGhee, Harry Bliss
Sure, first-grade teacher Mrs. Watson may look human, but she is actually a 300-old alien who steals baby teeth from her students. Thank goodness for a second grader's warning, because this little first grader has a secret.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Mrs. Watson, the first-grade teacher, is a 300-year-old alien with a purple tongue who steals baby teeth from her students. How does this new student know? A second grader enlightened her on the bus ride to her first day of school. Now she lives in terror because she has a loose tooth. Can she keep her mouth closed for the rest of the school year? This delightful book by Alison McGhee (Harcourt, 2004) is sure to have students giggling. Rachael Lillis reads the text (and pretty much every written word in the illustrations) with gusto and humor, creating a different voice for each character. Sound effects and background music enhance the text, as readers enjoy the humorous details of Harry Bliss's watercolor-and-ink illustrations. While some might have a little trouble with the concept of giving children candy as a reward for losing a tooth, this book is a sure-fire hit.
Teresa BatemanCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"[A] very fun mock thriller . . . Brilliant."--Kirkus Reviews
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
ALISON McGHEE is the author of the picture books Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth and Countdown to Kindergarten, as well as many other books for children and young adults. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
HARRY BLISS is an award-winning cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker, and also the illustrator of a number of picture books. His first, A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, was a New York Times bestseller, as was Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. He lives in Vermont.
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