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Posted January 30, 2013
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
"When Grandma's False Teeth Fly" by Mary Lee is a delightful story for children who may be unsure of their personal appearance for one reason or another. Six year old Katie has a chipped front tooth and some of her classmates tease her about it. Katie has a wonderful relationship with her grandmother, so she decides to take her problem to grandma to see what advice she might get, along with chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of milk. Grandma first tells Katie that the tooth is only a baby tooth and another will soon replace the chipped tooth. She then tells Katie a story about when she was once at a party and something very embarrassing happened to her.
The interactions between Katie and her grandmother are precious. Grandma is patient. She takes Katie on her lap for additional closeness as she explains that what Katie is experiencing is somewhat a natural part of life. There are many lessons in this book such as the child going to a trusted adult to solve a problem. And then, there is the close relationship which all but ensures that the message will be heard. And then, the added bit of humor from Grandma's story tends to lessen the child's anxiety about her own problem. The result of all this is that the child learns that others also have problems and they live through them. The child learns to handle her own problem with humor. The illustrations in this book are marvelous!
Posted November 18, 2012
Mary Lee writes a cute story with an important message: Life is easier if we can look at the funny side of things. Though this is a children's story, the message is true for both the young and the young at heart.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2012
Cute, colorfully illustrated with endearing insight and encouragement interwoven in the story. I enjoyed getting a chance to laugh at grandma!! Kudos to the author!! I know we will see more from her in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2012
Sometimes the best thing to do in a situation is to laugh. However, that is often not the easiest. In Mary Lee’s new book, “When Grandma’s False Teeth Fly,” she explores that idea as Katie, a six year old child, experiences some teasing from the other kids at school for having a chipped tooth. Katie goes home and shares her sadness and embarrassment with her Grandma. Grandma then shares her own story of a situation that happened to her several years ago, and how she learned to laugh and to keep a sense of humor about everything.
It is often easy to get embarrassed about lots of things and no matter what, people are going to tease us. How do we handle it? This book shows the importance of being able to find humor through those situations. This book is very cute with great illustrations. Mary has written a story that many elementary children can relate to, and they will be able to learn some great coping skills for dealing with this situation. Not to mention, this is just a funny story!
Thanks Mary for the opportunity to read your book. It’s another wonderful story!
Posted February 22, 2012
This is a delightful little book with a lesson about sadness turned into laughter. It tells of a grandmother's heart feeling the pain of her granddaughter about hurtful words. It is a funny story for young readers, mother's to read to their young children, or grandmother's to share with their young grandchildren.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.