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|Bear's loose tooth|
Author: Wilson, Karma
When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.
Bear Books (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 146458
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/11)
School Library Journal (08/01/11)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2011 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 - Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.