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Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

by Selby B. Beeler Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

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 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.

6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Houghton Mifflin Company
Book Type
Easy Concept Book
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Selby B. Beeler Selby Beeler first became interested in lost-tooth traditions in other countries when a friend from Brazil asked, "What's a Tooth Fairy?."
G. Brian Karas

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