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Airmail to the Moon

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Ora Mae sets out to find the thief who "stole" her tooth.
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Published April 1st 1988 by Holiday House
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Anne
Mar 06, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
“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
Cathy
Oct 06, 2016 Cathy rated it really liked it
Ora Mae sets out to find the thief who "stole" her tooth. And when she finds them she's going to POW! send them airmail to the moon! except perhaps she might be mistaken...
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
Joseph Shea
Nov 05, 2014 Joseph Shea rated it really liked it
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
Amber
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
Carin
Oct 13, 2007 Carin rated it it was amazing
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!
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.
Megan
Dec 13, 2011 Megan rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-book, family
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.
Ashley
Dec 09, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
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.
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Carrie
Jan 13, 2011 Carrie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011
Way too wordy and ADD for my tastes.
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Funny book and good read-out-loud book.
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Can't believe I haven't read this one before now! Adorable story. Love the illustrations.
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