Josie's Lost Tooth

by Jennifer K. Mann

Josie is a stand-out girl, the most agile monkey-bar climber, fastest runner, and... read more

Josie is a stand-out girl, the most agile monkey-bar climber, fastest runner, and best reader. But she’s also the only person in her class who has never lost a tooth. She would really like to change this. When Josie finally discovers a loose tooth, she tries to hurry things along by hanging upside down, crunching into an apple, and pulling it with string, but it’s only later, as she’s playing sharks with Richard, that Josie falls down and her tooth falls out, vanishing in the grass. Richard generously offers Josie his shark tooth to put under her pillow in lieu of her real tooth, and the Tooth Fairy delivers: The next morning there are two shark-tooth necklaces nestled beneath her pillow, one for her, and one for Richard. Delightfully child-like pencil and pastel illustrations depict Josie with brown skin and Richard with white in a story to which many children will relate. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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