Sure, first-grade teacher Mrs. Watson may look human, but it is a known and proven fact that she is actually a three-hundred-year-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: She has a loose tooth! Her first! How will she make it through an entire year without opening her mouth?
Told with the same gentle wit as in their first irresistible collaboration, Countdown to Kindergarten, this lighthearted take on losing one's first tooth will have children and parents laughing aloud.
|Publisher:||Live Oak Media|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book for childs its funny and has good ilistracions by sophia
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth is a wonderful children's picture book about a young first grade girl who is going to the first day of school. On the school bus that morning she sat by a 2nd grader who begins to tell her that her teacher, Mrs. Watson, is really an alien from another planet who collects children's baby teeth from her classroom and uses them as pieces of jewelry. So throughout the first day of school this little girl is petrified. The teacher begins asking the children questions, and even though she knows all the answers she doesn't speak up because she is scared that the teacher is going to reach in and steal her teeth. Come to find out, the little girl does loose a tooth on the first day of class but the teacher isn't at all what the older kids cracked her up to be. Once the teacher sees that she has lost a tooth, she reaches into her goodie box and gives her a sucker. And for the jewelry that was supposedly made out of children teeth, it was actually pearls!!
WOW! McGhee sure knows how to triple the anxiety! Not only is it the first day of school, but the new teacher is a 300-year-old-alien with a purple tongue, who steals baby teeth and guess who has a loose tooth???? Our nameless heroine wonders whether she can keep her mouth closed for the entire school year! Opps! She opens her mouth in the classroom with hilarious results. The book is packed with speech balloons, thought bubbles, and funny posters on the school walls. Bliss uses black ink and watercolor illustrations which will keep youngsters going back for one more look at the students on the bus, in the hallways and in the classroom. One boy on the bus has tape across his mouth and another boy in the classroom is picking his nose (that will generate a large audience 'GROSS'). This story is a sure crowd pleaser. It is filled with laughs and it is filled with emotions students will recognize. Hurry and read it for storytime because it will always be checked out. This is a recommended purchase for both school and public libraries.
This is a very funny read filled with many sight gags for kids and parents to pour over long after the story finishes. It's a book I'll enjoy reading more than once with my kids -- well done!