1450961_614283631965088_1495387947_nOne of my favorite books to give as a gift and read to children is The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, illustrated by  Janice Nadeau. I just read it again yesterday to a first grade boy and was reminded of all the conversation it generates with the beautiful story and elegant illustrations.

It’s the perfect Christmas gift for a child 4 and up or even a grandparent as I gave it to my brother for his birthday this week–he has 4 grand daughters:) In many countries, other than the United States, children hide their baby teeth under the pillow, awaiting a coin from the Tooth Mouse, no fairies around.

I recently found this little Tooth Mouse on Susan Hood’s website to add to the fun of the story. Acting out the story with props deepens the language experience as kids recall the story and embellish!