Throw your Tooth on the Roof

Throw your Tooth on the Roof

Tooth Traditions From Around the World

Book - 1998
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What do you do when you lose a tooth? Do you put it under your pillow and wait for the tooth fairy? Not if you live in Botswana! In Botswana, children throw their teeth onto the roof. In Afghanistan they drop their teeth down mouse holes, and in Egypt they fling their teeth at the sun! Travel around the world and discover the surprising things children do when they lose a tooth. Selby B. Beeler spent years collecting traditions from every corner of the globe for this whimsical book, and illustrator G. Brian Karas adds to the fun, filling every page with humorous detail. He perfectly captures the excitement and pride that children experience when a tooth falls out.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Informational Texts)
Publisher: Boston, MA: Houghton, 1998
ISBN: 9780395891087
Branch Call Number: EASY 398.41 BEE 1998
Characteristics: np: illus
Additional Contributors: Karas, G. Brian


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Jul 09, 2019

My 7 year old and I enjoyed learning the different traditions from around the world. This was a great book. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Apr 07, 2014

This is a good book for children's research and information...however, as it contains so many countries who have similar traditions, it is far too repetitive and tedious to be able to hold the attention of 5-6 year olds who are losing their 1st teeth.

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