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Format:
Title:
Bear's loose tooth
ISBN:
9781416958550

9780329945190

9780545450386

9780545454087
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, ©2011.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
Summary:
When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.
Reading Level:
Ages 3-7.

Preschool.

440 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 2.2.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 146458.
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Summary

Summary

Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch when, all of sudden, Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh, no! What can it be? It's Bear's first loose tooth!

From a cave in the forest
came a "MUNCH, MUNCH, CRUNCH!"
as Bear and his friends
all nibbled on their lunch.

Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch, when all of sudden... Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh, no! What can it be? It's Bear's first loose tooth!

In the first Bear book in three years, Bear's friends ease his concerns about his wiggly, wobbly tooth and help him understand losing a baby tooth is perfectly natural. This funny and reassuring story will delight anyone who's ever had a loose tooth.


Author Notes

Karma Wilson was an only child who grew up in Idaho and developed a love of reading at an early age. She was reading a novel a day by the age of eleven. Karma never considered a writing career until she and her husband used a tax refund to buy a computer. Determined to make the machine pay for itself, Karma learned to type and decided to try her hand at writing. After countless rejections, Bear Snores On was released in 2002 and made it on both The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists for children's books. Since then, she has had more than 30 other books accepted for publication. Her title Bear Says Thanks made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Inimitable Bear once again deals with a classic childhood milestone: a loose tooth. His friends assure him that it will fall out and a new one will grow in its place. Several of them try to pull it out, but it is Bear's wiggling tongue that does the trick. He dances with happiness and sleeps with the tooth by his head. In the night, a fairy comes and leaves blueberries. He and his friends are delighted, and guess what? Another tooth is loose! Wilson's typical style is evident here, with a rhythmic text and a refrain, "Bear's loose tooth." The rhyme flows fairly smoothly, and the story, while predictable, will be reassuring to youngsters sharing Bear's experience. Chapman's art is as charming as ever, with saturated full-bleed backgrounds and her trademark realistic, if slightly anthropomorphized animals. The appearance of the fairy pulls readers a bit further into fantasy than in some of the other titles, but it fits in nicely with the typical mythos that children are likely to be familiar with, and works effectively. Although somewhat more forced than the best of the earlier titles as the refrain and story itself don't follow as organic a flow, the familiar characters and apropos story line compensate nicely.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

As honey-colored Bear savors some tasty food with his forest friends, he discovers a loose tooth. Though Bear is distressed ("But how will I eat/ if my tooth says good-bye?") Mouse reassures him that a new tooth will grow in. Wren, Owl, and Badger each gently take a turn trying to pull out Bear's tooth, but it finally falls out when Bear wiggles it with his tongue. A fluttering tooth fairy leaves Bear blueberries, and the ending suggests she'll be paying Bear a return visit soon. With warm prose, comforting acrylics, and a healthy dose of physical comedy, the tale should amuse young readers. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

Wilson and Chapman continue this popular series that began with Bear Snores On (2002).Bear has invited his friends for lunch, when "something wiggled, and it wobbled...something moved when he chewed! It was... / Bear's / loose / tooth!" In full-bleed spreads with a palette dominated by blues and greens, Chapman ably portrays Bear's concern over this dental dilemma as well as the genuine empathy and determination of his many animal friends when they try to help remove the tooth. On several pages Bear looks right at readers as he reacts to his predicament, bringing them immediately into the story. After Hare, Mouse, Wren, Owl, Badger and others all fail at prying it loose, Bear "used his tongue and...gave a little nudge" until it falls out. A fairy comes as Bear sleeps and leaves "blueberries where Bear's tooth had been!" Wilson keeps young readers engaged with rhyming text that keeps the gentle action flowing.Though it is light on specific information about how and why teeth are lost, most children will enjoy relating to Bear in his latest oh-so-cozy adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.