Today starts the second week of the Picture Book 14:14 where participants blog about a picture book each day. I had the pleasure of visiting the library in Stuttgart this morning and discovered that they have very many picture books in English. What a treat it was to find the following book (because I admire the many works by both the author and illustrator).
Title: Bear's Loose Tooth
Author: Karma Wilson
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Top 10 Element(s): theme
It is obvious from the title what theme this picture book revolves around--losing teeth. While bear is eating his lunch, something feels funny. Bear has his first loose tooth. He frowns and frets because what is he to do without his tooth? How will he eat?
Bears friends reassure him that all wtih be okay, that a new tooth will grow in with time and take its place.Then mouse tries to help Bear's tooth come out, but he can't get it to budge. Next wren gives it a try, followed by owl and badger. No such luck. Then bear moves it around with his tongue and voilà! Out comes bears tooth. As he is sleeping that night, the tooth fairy takes his tooth and leaves a piles of berries (which Bear later shares with all his friends.) At the end bear discovers he has another loose tooth.
This is yet another the series of Bear books by Karma Wilson (the first one I remember is Bear Snores On), all of which are written in perfectly flowing rhyme. If you are a Bear fan, you'll need to add this one to your collection.
And if you'd like to hear the book, I found a YouTube video.
You can find more of Karma's books at her website HERE.
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