What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? What would you be if your top canine teeth grew almost all the way down to your feet? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human teeth are likeand unlikethose of other animals.
About the Author
Sara Levine is an author, educator and veterinarian. Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020). Her books have received a number of awards including AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Utah Beehive Book Award, Cook Prize finalist, Monarch Award master list, and Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year.
T.S Spookytooth has been illustrating for many years. Throughout these years of brandishing a paintbrush, he has explored the diverse fields of children’s picture books; magazine and newspaper illustrations; and advertising, packaging, and illustrating for websites.
When not working on illustration commissions, he likes to find time to work on many of his own personal projects. He keeps these projects locked in a suitcase but sometimes he forgets where he left the key. An ideal day for Mr. Spookytooth is to ponder and then to draw these ponderings. Some food is fitted in along the way followed by more ponderings and the occasional readjustment of his bow tie, but ponderings are the main order of the day.
He also lives in a house with Mrs. Spookytooth and thankfully she is fond of a ponder as well . . . and is good at finding lost keys.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a cool book. It has the classic question and answer format that kids are used to these days with their televised cartoons. And it has them thinking in hypotheticals. What if humans had tusks? What would we eat differently if we only had canine teeth? It was a really neat read. My son thought it was spooky from the cover and won't read it with me, though. It is not, however, spooky.
This book teaches young children about teeth. They learn about mammal teeth, what they are used for and which animals have various teeth. They also learn what they call animals that eat certain types of food (herbivores, omnivores, carnivores). It does touch upon reptiles and fish but just at the end, the book is basically about mammals. The illustrations are amazing. The colourful, detailed pictures will pull in the curious reader, especially the boys who like yucky, weird stuff. The book is not boring with just facts, it is told in a fun, engaging way. The author also includes additional resources and websites at the end. I would recommend this book for primary students (4 to 8) especially when they are learning about the body and its jobs as well as about animals. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.