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McGhee, Alison.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2004.
IL K-3
ISBN 0152049312

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

It's the first day of first grade.  The little girl is really excited -- until the bus ride to school, that is.  A second grade girl warns her about Mrs. Watson.  She's really a three hundred year old alien who steals baby teeth from her students!  Oh no.  Can you get through all of first grade with your mouth shut? 

Booktalk #2

Is Mrs. Watson, first grade teacher, really a three hundred year old alien? Does she really steal baby teeth? What a quandary for a poor first grader who has a loose tooth. She is afraid to speak. She is afraid to eat. She is afraid to open her mouth for anything! Discover what happens when her tooth pops out of her mouth! Second graders are such a font of reliable information.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)

SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        First day of school -- Fiction.
                        Teachers -- Fiction.
                        Teeth -- Fiction.


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