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Airmail to the Moon

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Ora Mae sets out to find the thief who "stole" her tooth.
Published April 1st 1988 by Holiday House
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“Airmail to the Moon” is title such most likely since our protagonist Ora, whose nickname is Oreo, repeatedly says the saying “I’m gonna open up a can of gotcha and send ‘em airmail to the moon!”. She repeats this phrase because she is upset that her tooth she lost recently has gone missing and she believes someone stole it and that they should be punished. Oreo lives out in the country and is somewhat of a tomboy. This story is rather funny, as Oreo jumps to conclusion when trying to find out w ...more
Joseph Shea
The story talks about a girl named Ora Mae who is on an investigation to find out who stole her lost tooth. She is very certain that the tooth fairy didn't take her tooth so she goes out to her family to see who took her tooth. She goes on to say that she will not give up to see who the "lop-eared rascal" was who took her tooth. Eventually, she finds out that her tooth was in her pocket and it concludes that she didn't have to send anybody airmail to the moon. I thought this book was hilarious j ...more
I found this to be a very enjoyable book, and I think many kids would enjoy it as well. I found myself laughing as I read it as well because of everything she goes through just to find her tooth. I also liked the illustrations in the book. They were very colorful, yet softer toned, but the expressions that are on the little girl's face are very realistic and I think many children can relate to her. However, it doesn't have to be a tooth that makes it relatable. Any child who loses anything is go ...more
Heather Ligman
this is the first time I have seen a book that portrays "hillbillies." some of the slang is so country that I do not believe the city kids where I'm doing my practicum would understand it. however, I love this book. the hillbilliness of this book reminds me of my roots and so many people I know. I think in the right school, this book would be wonderful. a girl loses her first tooth. she wakes up the next morning, and there is nothing under her pillow. she accuses everyone of stealing her tooth, ...more
Oct 13, 2007 Carin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children and teachers
Shelves: childrensbooks

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It is about a little girl who loses her lost tooth and she is on the hunt to find the culprit! I read it to my class every year when the first kid looses their tooth at school. There are hilarious play with words in how the little girl-Oreo- talks. If you're a teacher it's a must read to your class!
This book is about a little girl who loses her tooth but believes the tooth fairy stole it. She eventually finds it in her pockets and feels embarrassed about blaming everyone else. You could use this book to talk about not jumping to conclusions when you lose something.
Kiana Sims
This book is a funny, clever book that would be useful for teaching kids about rhyming and repition. The character in this book would be easy for students to relate to as they too have probably lost a tooth. It also would be good for talking about families and feelings as well.
Can't believe I haven't read this one before now! Adorable story. Love the illustrations.
A funny book with LOTS of character. The use of southern dialect makes the story so fun. This story teaches you to think before you make accusations.
Katie Alexander
Perfect book for when the kindergarteners start loosing their teeth.
Jan 13, 2011 Carrie rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
Way too wordy and ADD for my tastes.
Funny book and good read-out-loud book.
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