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Trumans Loose Tooth

Trumans Loose Tooth

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by Kristine Wurm, Michael Chesworth
     
 

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Truman's Loose Tooth captures the pride, uncertainty, worry and excitement of this rite of passage into childhood through many laughs and heartwarming experiences. The story helps children to adjust to this change in their life and serves as a great stepping stone for coping with change as a lifelong process. Your child will enjoy reading this book over and over, and

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Truman's Loose Tooth captures the pride, uncertainty, worry and excitement of this rite of passage into childhood through many laughs and heartwarming experiences. The story helps children to adjust to this change in their life and serves as a great stepping stone for coping with change as a lifelong process. Your child will enjoy reading this book over and over, and you will, too!

Editorial Reviews

Psychotherapist - Mary Jo Hazard, MA, MFT
From the time he realizes something is happening with his tooth, to the end of the book when "Yep" another tooth is loose, he goes through the feelings and experiences everything children in this situation do. He overcomes his fears, faces his loss and finally feels good about it. As a therapist, I know how helpful this book will be for children and parents--one they will enjoy reading over and over. Should be in every pediatric dentist's office!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148849865
Publisher:
Kristine Campbell
Publication date:
01/03/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
31
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Kristine Wurm has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has counseled children and their families over the past 20 years in the various ways that they can cope with the stressors in life, make good decisions and build a positive sense of self-worth.

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Truman's Loose Tooth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
KellyAnnEvers More than 1 year ago
The AWARD winning "Truman's Loose Tooth" won its award for a good reason - it's a wonderful book! Aside from being a wonderful, heartwarming, and fun book, it is a great book to read to children and share your own fond memories of losing your own first tooth - giving them the opportunity to talk about growing up. The storyline is brilliant in capturing children's first initial thoughts of what it's like when they experience the beginning of a wiggly tooth and their anxious little minds. Kristine Wurm and Michael Chesworth did a beautiful job capturing the reality of loose teeth and answering all the questions children want to ask but don't know how! by Kelly Ann Evers Author of Hurt No More! A Journey of Healing from Abuse
Snowite327 More than 1 year ago
I read "Truman's Loose Tooth" to my 3 year old granddaughter Aubrey and she really liked it. She will not be afraid when her older brother loses his first tooth and she won't be afraid when she loses hers either. She especially liked looking for the cat in the pages of the book. Very nicely done -- I would recommend this book to anyone who has kids, and I am looking forward to reading it to my grandson!
DentalgirlTK More than 1 year ago
This book is very beautifully written and illustrated and a must-have for all parents, grandparents, and dental offices. Every child experiences the loss of teeth. It's natural, but it can be scary for them. This book very lovingly shares this experience in such a way that every child can understand. All of the characters are true to form....acting exactly as you would expect. So everyone can relate to at least one character in this book. This book is an easy read for children and an endearing book for all. I highly recommend Truman's Loose Tooth and I can't wait for another book from this author!
SHughes27 More than 1 year ago
This is a light-hearted, well illustrated book to read about the joys (and possible fears) about losing a tooth as a child. It's easy to forget, as a parent, the emotions and anxieties that are tied to losing a first tooth through the eyes and mind of a child. This book calms those emotions in a child and quickly transports a parent back to their own loose-tooth experiences. My own wiggly-toothed six year old son very much enjoys this book; we read it each time another baby tooth gets ready to jump ship! A must-have in a kid's book collection. We're also sharing a copy with our son's kindergarten teacher!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a delightful story about a young man, Truman, and one of life's first rites of passage. I shared this story, which was brought so vividly to life through Michael Chesworth's illustrations, with my seven-year old daughter. We laughed about it together, and she could relate to Truman's fears, anxiety, and eventual pride. I only wish I'd had the book a year ago, while her first tooth was loose. Truman's Loose Tooth is a must for parents of five- and six-year olds. Your children will enjoy the book now, and thank you for reading to them later.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Winner of the ¿Ben Franklin¿ award for children¿s literature earlier this year ¿Truman¿s Loose Tooth¿ is sure to capture the imagination of every five and six year old child. Michael Chesworth¿s delightful illustrations bring to life the narrative page by page. Ideal for reading aloud the story will bring back memories of your own first loose tooth. The toothless grins of Truman and other first graders remind me photos of my own sons in their first grade class pictures. Dialog and repetitive phrases used frequently in the story add a delightful familiarity with Truman¿s dilemma. Chesworth¿s unique facial expressions in the illustrations create a remarkable sense of curiosity, concern, acceptance, pride and pleasure. The story focuses on helping a child through the surprise, curiosity, and fright of loosing that first tooth. This book should be in the waiting room of every dentist¿s office, in the school classrooms and libraries, and in the home of every preschool and first grade child. ¿Truman¿s Loose Tooth¿ is an ideal gift for young children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trumans Loose Tooth will put to rest any kids worries about losing a first tooth. Truman even makes it something to look forward to in the end. The illustrations are fun, helping the reader to remember the feelings of a first grader. Great facial expressions, they correlate with the story to keep the pages turning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this book for your youngsters in the loose-tooth stage. Young ones worry about giving up parts of their bodies. This book explains the process and Truman's feelings. It's so positive that you want to lose a tooth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who can remember their first visit from the tooth fairy or the trauma that led up to losing your first tooth? Kristine Wurm¿s delightful story not only recalls the memories but provides reassurance and comfort to the young child facing the loss of his first tooth. As with most things in life, the way an event is perceived can make all the difference, and with the help of Wurm¿s reassuring words and Chesworth¿s engaging illustrations, this rite of passage becomes a very positive growing experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truman is a little boy like other boys, yet one day he feels different: his tooth is moving! For a child of six, loosing a tooth can be both exciting, while at the same time a bit frightening. Author Kristine Wurm and illustrator, Michael Chesworth, have created a book that both entertains as well as explains. Truman¿s Loose Tooth, will be read many times over as many times as the number of teeth!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book is wonderful in helping kids understand changes in their life and loss. Growing up is hard to do and hard to understand. Well written and easy for kids to understand. Well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a touching heartwarming book. Whether your 4 or 94 you'll love the characters and who among us hasn't felt the sting and fear of loss in one form or another. This book should be at the top of everyone's christmas list this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best childrens books out there. Great writing from a very talented author.