Hood, Susan The Tooth Mouse, 32 pgs. Kids Can Press, 2012. $16.95. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G
The Tooth Mouse in France is retiring and looking for a replacement. Sophie wants more than anything to be chosen to be her successor. First, however, she must pass three difficult challenges that will determine if she is the best mouse for the job. She may be young and inexperienced, but she has the determination to make her dream come true.
The Tooth Mouse is a tradition in numerous countries across the world. This book introduces the fable of the Tooth Mouse in a charming way that also invites children to think about how seemingly impossible dreams become real. The illustrations are lovely and add to the overall beauty of the story. Some readers may struggle with the French phrases that are sprinkled throughout the book, but it should not cause anyone to miss reading this story.
EL (K-3)—ESSENTIAL. AEB Social Studies Teacher