Stewart’s sweet tooth screams for cake and candy. It’s constantly getting him in trouble. School detention slip #432. Easter chocolate bunnies never had a chance nor did the wedding cake.
Sweet Tooth yells and demands for more and more sweets. Finally Stewart gets fed up and feeds him peas.
But Sweet Tooth won’t give in. At the biggest baseball game of the season, Stewart is going to win the game for his team but his tooth interferes. Stewart marches home and grabs a carrot.
CRUNCH! Sweet Tooth falls out. He’s the Tooth Fairy’s problem now.
This book promotes imagination, humor and creativity.
TITLE: Sweet Tooth
AUTHOR: Margie Palatini
ILLUSTRATOR: Jack E. Davis
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, 2004
AGE GROUP: 6-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, humor, perspective
1) Instead of having a sweet tooth, you have a savory tooth. What might your tooth say? What foods might your tooth crave?
2) Study the shapes of teeth. What types of food does each shape remind you of? Substitute a food for each tooth to make a collage of a mouth full of food teeth.
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