Title: My Tooth is Looth
Author: David Campbell
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: 1st June 2022
Synopsis: Billy and Betty Bunny both have a wobbly tooth. But Billy doesn’t want his tooth to fall out! How will he eat? How will he brush his teeth?! Luckily, Betty is on hand with all the answers … Another hilarious Bunny family story (loothly based on real-life events).
Betty Bunny is excited when she comes home – she has a wobbly tooth, and she can’t wait for it to come out and for the tooth fairy to visit. But her brother Billy, is worried about losing his loose tooth in case it won’t ever grow back. Betty and his parents are trying to convince him everything will be okay – but what will cheeky Betty do to his tooth?
The next in the funny series about the Bunny family, where the bunnies explore what it is like to lose your first tooth, and how different children might react to it. Using humour, it reassures kids that it is a normal thing to happen. I liked that the story allowed Betty and Billy to be themselves, and I loved that readers get to see how two people react to the same thing happening in vastly different ways.
It is a fun picture book for readers aged three and older, where they can giggle and laugh and understand what will happen to them as they grow up in a safe, humourous and comforting environment. It is a wonderfully colourful story, as Daron Parton’s illustrations leap off the page vibrantly to excite and engage young readers and early readers as they grapple with the changes in their little world that are so important to young children because it is always something new to them. This story about the experience of losing your first tooth will be entertaining and loads of fun, and it has taken its place on the picture bookshelf to read to my niece in a few years.
This was another really fun and vibrant book from Scholastic, that can also help children with their reading confidence as well as being able to see something they experience captured in fiction, and it is fun having bunnies as the protagonists, and I love that we get to see a boy bunny and a girl bunny, giving both a voice and showing one family experience of many that people will go through.