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This book was not as good as its predecessor titled bear feels sick. The author tried to keep the same flow of that book and repeated bear's loose tooth just like they repeated the phrase bear feels sick in the previous book. However, that phrase just did not seem to have the same charm or emotion of its predecessor. I think finding a different phrase would greatly improve the book.
Overall, the images were lovely and my son loves bear and her friends. My son specifically asked for this book and I am sure it will work for when the time comes. I have not found another loose tooth book to pick up so this is what we will use
I really loved this story because it will help teach young children learn about things they don't understand in a fun and educational way. I worked with children and loved using books that would reach them at their level of understanding no matter the age. I will add this and your others to my library as they are tools to use when I read to youngsters. They also make great gifts to new parents to use when dealing with matters that come up while their child grows and experience these things. Great 👍 job. I would recommend to anyone who deals with young children to have these books in the child's library of their own .
Great book if you've got a little one with a wiggly tooth whose a bit nervous about what happens next. Even says the "tooth fairy" will come and she brings bear blueberries. I am very happy with this book!
I purchased this book because I was looking for a way to help my son understand what was happening with his recent loose teeth. He has a laundry list of conditions that includes two diagnoses that are known to cause cognitive impairment, and he is also on the Autism Spectrum, which can sometimes cause that as well. It clearly distressed him, especially when they fell out, and I knew he was going to need more support then just me talking about it.
What I loved about this book from the bits in the preview was that it talked about how the loose tooth felt in his mouth, what he was worried about, and nobody was menacing bear when they were talking about how ways that the tooth could potentially be gotten out quicker. I would have preferred a book with humans in it so that it would be easier for him to relate the experiences to himself, however all of the ones I previewed had more dramatic and scary looking caricatures of people and their schemes for tooth extraction. For a kiddo who's already had a history of being scared of medical providers and people in general, as my son does, I found those to be less desirable then cute Mr. Bear here.
What I wish I had seen in a review or in a preview was the part about the fairy taking his tooth and leaving berries, which is bear's correlate to the tooth fairy. When I was a young child, finding out that there really was no Santa, no tooth fairy, and no Easter Bunny had me personally feeling lied to. I felt like it was only pretend if everybody knew up front that the pretending was going on. So I made a decision as a parent that I would always be upfront with my kiddos, whatever their cognitive abilities might be. I give gifts for lost teeth, but it is known up front I do it, and for my daughter at least, it is a game to see if I can get the tooth out of her room and the gift in without getting caught. But she can understand all of that. I'm honestly not sure how to help my son understand that just because a fairy appears in a book doesn't make it real. Because he is very literal and he does not yet pretend, and he is non verbal so I'm not sure what goes on with him and imagination. He mostly talks about concrete things on his speech device.
So for me, I'm not too sure what to do with this book. I think most of it describes things well and talks about concerns he would have, and while I don't want to censor it, I'm honestly tempted for him to tape the pages with the fairy together and do some "editing". My apologies, Karma and Jane if I do :) I haven't decided. But just a heads up for anybody else that would rather not have that in there for whatever reason. I think it's a super cute book, and if it were for my daughter, we'd just have a conversation about it being pretend and why some people do that as a tradition. But for my son, this is an area where it is harder for me to gauge what he understands, and that is why I would have preferred if the fairy weren't in here.
I was looking for new books for my son when I came across this book for preorder. My 5 yr old looked over my shoulder and exclaimed "When can we get it mom?!?!" Notice he didn't ask IF we could get it! My son knows I love Bear just as much as he does so it was never a question of "CAN we get it", he knew better. The newest Bear book is once again the perfect combination of great writing and awesome illustrations. Karma Wilson always has a wonderful melody and tempo to her writing with stories that are perfect for young children just grasping their social and emotional development. My children love that they can sometimes predict what will happen next in the story and sometimes they dance on the end of their seat waiting to see what will happen on the next page. The illustrations by Jane Chapman bring the story to life and give us characters that we love to look at over and over again. My son describes it best... "I just want to love and snuggle Bear all day long". This particular story was special to my youngest as he has not yet lost a tooth but is eagerly waiting. I thought the subject was handled beautifully since the wonder and fear quickly turned into "what can we do" and excitement. If Jane Chapman and Karma Wilson continue to work together, I will continue to purchase these books. They just make you feel happy!
LOVE IT! Our daughter is 4 1/2 yrs old and has her first loose tooth. This book is great for her age and offers a gentle, kind message on what to expect, ie what to do with a loose tooth, tooth fairy, etc. We've been reading it every day so far. This book is also beyond expectation in that it has lots of great illustrations of animals. Highly recommend it!
We've been waiting for another bear book! And perfect timing with our first born recently loosing his tooth. He's grown up reading bear books and loves all bear's friends-rabbit, mouse, wren, raven, badger. Karma Wilson is the best author....this book falls in line with the others in style and pattern. After reading it a couple time, your kids with chime in "bear's loose tooth" just as they did reading bear snores on..."and the bear snores on." After reading this book the first time, we went and made it a bear night and read them all. Such great family time laughing as we all enjoy our favorite forest friend! Welcome back bear...now come back again soon please!