Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Tooth Mouse

I suppose I never thought much about tooth tradition and especially about the fairy being a rodent! In Tooth Mouse the reader is introduced to the mouse who delivers money to French children in exchange for their baby teeth. I love how the author Susan Hood uses French words and sayings throughout the text in context, not requiring French skills to understand the words. The pencil and watercolor illustrations are beautiful. Using warm and romantic natural light greens, browns, and pinks, give the illustrations a dreamy and soothing feel. The pink and white tooth littered end papers feel decedent and I appreciate the list of various global tooth traditions on the last end page.

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