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A Tooth Is Loose
     

A Tooth Is Loose

by Lisa Trumbauer
 

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—These three titles all begin with a rhyming section that aims to support new readers with humorous illustrations and a limited number of words per page. Though the name of the series suggests that some science education will be provided on the given subjects, the books have scant facts or are even misleading. For example, the creepy crawlies represented in Germs are delightfully comical to look at, but some young children will walk away actually believing that germs do have "eyes, feet, and tails." Each book offers a word list to reinforce vocabulary, and the age-appropriate activities in back include songs, counting exercises, fill-in-the-blanks, and picture puzzles. Combining fiction and nonfiction in a single book is a popular trend, and the introductory verses in these titles are indeed engaging. However, the lack of real information makes these titles additional purchases for most libraries.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—These three titles all begin with a rhyming section that aims to support new readers with humorous illustrations and a limited number of words per page. Though the name of the series suggests that some science education will be provided on the given subjects, the books have scant facts or are even misleading. For example, the creepy crawlies represented in Germs are delightfully comical to look at, but some young children will walk away actually believing that germs do have "eyes, feet, and tails." Each book offers a word list to reinforce vocabulary, and the age-appropriate activities in back include songs, counting exercises, fill-in-the-blanks, and picture puzzles. Combining fiction and nonfiction in a single book is a popular trend, and the introductory verses in these titles are indeed engaging. However, the lack of real information makes these titles additional purchases for most libraries.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The "Rookie Reader" series has been around for years and this is a new subseries entitled "Rookie Read to Learn: First Science: Me and My World." Loosing baby teeth is part of growing up, so this story will help kids prepare for this normal occurrence. I remember doing all the silly things the kids in this story do—wiggling it with your tongue, pushing with my fingers. The kid in this story does this everywhere, but worries that he could lose his tooth while in school—little do they know how well teachers are prepared. Once the baby tooth is gone then a new tooth will grow in its place. This leads into a section that briefly discusses the author and illustrator and then is followed by a series of activities. Among them is an analogy relating baby teeth and adult teeth to lowercase and uppercase letters. Who would have thought? The activities include letter match and counting and then a segue way into eating healthy foods. There are 47 words in this story. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531267356
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Rookie Ready to Learn
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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