The Tooth Book

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Beginner Books, 1981 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
8 Reviews
Illus. in full color. "Rhymes, in typical LeSieg style, about who has teeth,
who doesn't and how to keep the ones you have. Roy McKie's bright cartoons and
the text's rhythms will make this popular with the missing-tooth
set."-- "School Library Journal.

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User Review  - Samantha_Orawiec - LibraryThing

This book doesn’t have the same feel as other Dr. Seuss book have. The flow is a lot different. But this book explains a lot about teeth and why they are important. It even explains the teeth in animals. It makes children want to brush their teeth. Read full review

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User Review  - armyflyingguy - LibraryThing

Tags: Informational Book, Big Teeth, Healthy Teeth Summary: In this installment of Dr. Seuss it teaches the health, safety, and duties of taking care of your teeth and if you don't, they may fall out ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

LeSieg and Dr. Seuss have led almost mystically parallel lives. Born at the same time in Springfield, Mass., they attended Dartmouth, Oxford and the Sorbonne together, and in the army, served overseas in the same division.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts. Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoonlike illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire. Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart. The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons. Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991, at his home in La Jolla, California. He was 87. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List and in 2014 his title Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers also made the list.

Roy McKie was an illustrator of children's books, most notably under the Beginner Books imprint. He illustrated many books penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) under the pen name Theo. LeSieg ("Geisel" spelled backwards). Books illustrated by McKie include: Skiing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard - 2002, Sailing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard - 2001, The Joke Book by Roy McKie - 1979, The Hair Book by Roy McKie & Graham Tether - 1979, Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Theo. LeSieg - 1975, The Many Mice of Mr. Brice by Theo. LeSig - 1973 (the 1989 edition replaces this title with new ones called The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice, later in 2004, Dr. Seuss celebrates 100th Anniversary to write as Theo. LeSieg), My Book About Me, by Me Myself by Dr. Seuss & Roy McKie - 1969.

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