Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms

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Speaking in front of the class isn't easy for small people like Melissa Herman. Especially when there's nothing very special to say about her house or her family or herself. But with the help of her older brother, Melissa borrows a bottle from her father's dental office to take to show and tell. The teacher is appalled, but the children are intrigued. David Catrow's hilariously zany illustrations reveal that there is nothing ordinary about Melissa Herman, or her house or her family. The bright artwork is laugh-aloud funny and will have children begging to hear the story again, or maybe invent their very own tale.

About Laura Simms

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Laura Simms really did bring a bottle of rotten teeth to school for show and tell. And she really did discover she could tell good stories. Now an internationally known storyteller, she has performed and taught in major festivals, symposiums, and conferences around the world. She started the first storytelling programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. When she isnt touring the country telling stories, she lives in New York City. .David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including two that were named New York Times Best Books of the Year. He lives in Ohio with his wife and their three dogs. His website is .
Published August 26, 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But her older brother Norman suggests that the most fascinating thing in their house will make everyone in Melissa’s class sit up and take notice—a jar of rotten teeth from their father’s dental practice.

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FROM REAL MOUTHS!' "" With just a dash of hyperbole, Simms (The Bone Man) explains how the teeth horrify Melissa's teacher but enhance the girl's popularity among her peers.

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