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Tooth trouble, by Abby Klein ; illustrated by John McKinley

Label
Tooth trouble
Title
Tooth trouble
Statement of responsibility
by Abby Klein ; illustrated by John McKinley
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unhappy to be the only one in his class who still has not lost a tooth, first-grader Freddy tries to find a way to expedite matters but then is faced with another problem
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Review
  • This slim debut tale in the Ready, Freddy! series introduces first grader Freddy Thresher, who is infatuated with sharks. But in the forefront here is another of the young narrator's obsessions: losing his first tooth. The only kid in his class who still has all his baby teeth, Freddy takes a futile stab at yanking his tooth out via the slapstick string-tied-to-tooth-and-doorknob method. Since he "can hardly even tie [his] own shoes," he plans to tape the string to his tooth; when his mother interrupts, Freddy stashes the tape and string in his mouth—a scenario whose potential humor falls flat. Plan B: the lad picks a fight with the class bully, hoping a punch in the mouth will loosen a tooth. In an anticlimactic finale, Freddy loses his tooth while eating ice cream—and swallows it. Relentless name-calling among Freddy's classmates and between the boy and his older sister grows tedious, as do heavy doses of inconsequential dialogue. Klein follows up her fiction with a page of shark facts, a Mad Libs–type activity and instructions for making a tooth pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Graphite drawings play up the broad humor. Kids able to sink their teeth into this may want to check out the series' second tale, The King of Show-and-Tell (ISBN 0-439-555970-3 ), due the same month. Ages 4-up. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed August 30, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 35, p55)
  • Newcomer Klein brings her own experiences as a teacher to the page in the voice of Freddy Thresher, a nervous first-grader. Through his inconsistent and rather unbelievable voice, Freddy tries to tread the territory better-trod by Junie B. Jones, Russell and Elisa, and the young Amber Brown. When Freddy's best friend Robbie loses a tooth at school and gets to sign the Big Tooth, Freddy realizes he is the lone first-grader waiting to lose his first tooth. Mrs. Mushy, the teacher, is surprisingly insensitive to Freddy's emotions. His older sister is downright cruel, causing Freddy to scream, "LEAVE ME ALONE, YOU DING-DONG STINKY HEAD!" Though this overly dramatic story rings less than true, young readers will enjoy searching for the word "fin" hidden, Al Hirschfeld–fashion, in the delightful illustrations. "Fun pages" include how to make a tooth pillow, a MadLib-like story, and shark facts. Still, pedestrian fare for the ready-for-chapter-book set. (Fiction. 6-9) (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2004)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
138767
Cataloging source
IEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Abby
Dewey number
  • 813
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • blank
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.K678323
LC item number
To 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
NLM call number
Kle
Reading level
  • 3.3
  • 1.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McKinley, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ready, Freddy!
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teeth
  • Tooth Fairy (Legendary character)
  • Schools
  • Teeth
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Schools
  • Schools
  • Teeth
  • Tooth Fairy (Legendary character)
Target audience
primary
Label
Tooth trouble, by Abby Klein ; illustrated by John McKinley
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2003021861.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56056274
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781417633685
Lccn
2003021861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780439555968
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)56056274
Label
Tooth trouble, by Abby Klein ; illustrated by John McKinley
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2003021861.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56056274
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781417633685
Lccn
2003021861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780439555968
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)56056274

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