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Tooth Trouble

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3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  122 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
First Scholastic Printing 2005
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Hodderheadline (first published January 1st 2003)
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Joules Mirra
Jul 02, 2016 Joules Mirra rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
This adorable book follows the story of Wilbur Walrus and his tooth trouble. One day he's eating crayfish with his mother when his tooth starts hurting. He initially refuses multiple times to go to the dentist, but eventually after a talk with grandpa, he realizes the importance of a visit.

Ages: Early readers (Daycare/Pre-K to 1st Grade)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars for:

- Adorable illustrations (paintings) and good typography
- Simple, repetitive story
- Easy to understand
- Cute characters
- Good way of
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Felicia
Nov 25, 2015 Felicia rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals
This book is about a walrus named Wilbur who has a tusk-ache. Other walruses tell Wilbur he will have to go to the dentist but he does not want to go. However, after seeing his grandpas tusk, he realizes it is important to go to the dentist. This book would be nice for teaching children that sometimes we have to do things we do not want to do but in the long run it pays off.
Mary Dye
I really enjoyed reading this book since it was all about a baby walrus. With that being said, I think that this book could easily be used to convince a child that it is important to go to the dentist regularly so that they don't get cavities.
April Smith
This is a good book to show children that it is alright to go to the dentist. This will show children how important our teeth are and how we need to take care of them. This is a good book for early readers.
Rachel Yingling
The young walrus in this story has a tusk that hurts, but he is too afraid to go to the dentist. His grandfather helps him out but then ends up with a tusk that hurts him. His grandson encourages him to go to the dentist but grandpa too is afraid to go to the dentist. It shows children that adults and children have fears. A fear of the dentist is one that is real and a lot of people young and old have had. But it also shows that it is important for us to face our fears and to take care of our te ...more
David Thompson
Nov 30, 2012 David Thompson rated it liked it
Wilbur's tusk starts to hurt him while playing and eating, but Wilbur does not want to go to the dentist. He visits his grappa who comfort him about not wanting to go to the dentist. His grappa encouraged him to go to the dentist, but he was able to fix Wilbur's tusk issue himself. Wilbur's grappa has tusk issues and needs to see the dentist as well but refuses to go, and now Wilbur is encouraging his grandpa to go to the dentist. Fear of dentist is not only issue or children but a far that exis ...more
Darla
Jun 30, 2014 Darla rated it liked it
Shelves: kindergarten
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Deborah Harris
Dec 31, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: ar-2, a32
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Wilber's tusk hurts but he does not want to go to the dentist. Granpa persuades Wilber that there are worse things than the dentist. The story is very good for children who are scared of the dentist. This text uses lots of contractions, pronouns and possessive nouns. There is alot of dialogue that is set off by quotation marks.
Kristin Lee
This is a great book to read to children to get them to understand the importance of going to the dentist and not being fearful of them. When Wilbur noticed his Grandpa's broken tusk, he realized that he did not want his tusks looking like that so he decided that it was time for him to go to the dentist.
Emorie
Wilbur is afraid to go to the dentist, but with a little encouragement, he faces his fear and goes. This is a great story to read to students who are always loosing their teeth, maybe kindergarten-second grade. This books stresses the importance of brushing your teeth in a fun, friendly way.
Casey
Apr 06, 2013 Casey rated it it was amazing
This book would be fun to read with first graders who are all about teeth. This was the dollar special from scholastic I ordered and I like it pretty well. This would be great to have in a classroom for students free reading. It teaches good lessons about going to the dentist.
Kirstin Kemppainen
Apr 01, 2013 Kirstin Kemppainen rated it really liked it
Wilbur the walrus has a tooth ache, but he really doesn't want to visit the dentist. He thought it would be scary, but after a few activities where it really hurt his tooth, and talking to his grandpa, he finally agreed to go to the dentist. After all that, it wasn't bad at all.
Katie Shaw
Apr 27, 2013 Katie Shaw rated it really liked it
I'm loving all the books about losing teeth! This is a great book for students to read who are losing their teeth left and right. It talks about the importance of going to the dentist and keeping your teeth clean. Great for free reading or a read aloud.
Kayla
Oct 06, 2013 Kayla rated it it was amazing
This is a really cute book for students to read whenever they start loosing teeth and start going to the dentist or doctor. The walrus in the story is scared to go to the dentist, but has the courage to go in the end and it works out for the better.
Natalie Heavrin
This is a cute focused on tooth health. Kids will be able to relate because a lot of them may be afraid of the dentist. The book can show them that if they have a problem, to not be afraid of the doctor. They are there to help you feel better!
Lacey Mcmanaway
This book is great for showing how to face fear. It is also helpful for showing the importance of brushing your teeth. It is a cute book that uses a little walrus as a the main character. He is afraid to go to the dentist.
Emily Graham
This is a good book to use with young children especially kindergarten. You could use it when talking about the importance of the dentist and why we need a dentist. It's also a good book to practice inferring with.
Katie Lee
Apr 23, 2013 Katie Lee rated it really liked it
Wilbur's tusk hurts but he does not want to go to the dentist! Finally, grandpa convinces him to go to the dentist, who shows Wilbur how to take care of his tusks. This is a good lesson about teeth cleaning.
Lindsey Lubker
Feb 05, 2013 Lindsey Lubker rated it really liked it
Shelves: health
I would say this is a good book to read to children when talking about health and hygiene. It discusses how Wilbur's tusks are hurting but he doesn't want to go to the dentist.
Brandi
Mar 27, 2013 Brandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: family, animals, theme
Great book for children of the age when they start losing teeth. This book will help them understand losing teeth and going to the dentist is apart of growing up.
Thomas Yingling
This is a great way to show how to take care of our body and teeth. It can help the children to feel better about things that might seem a little scary.
Vanessa
Feb 17, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
It was really cute! I think it would be a great book for any child who is nervous about going to the dentist. It shows the dentist in a positive light!
Emily
Jul 06, 2009 Emily rated it it was ok
this book was ok - helped kid realize they could go to the dentist and not be afraid. Not incredibly interesting. Fine for a picture book.
Rebecca Snodgrass
Okay book. The pictures are cute but it was a little boring. It is a good teeth cleaning lesson however. I don't really recommend it.
Rachel
Apr 04, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, own, family
This was a good book about taking care of yourself. It shows how important it is to take care of your teeth and your self as well.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This book was obviously written to convince kids with tooth problems not to be afraid of going to the dentist. It's kind of cute.
Amber Pound
Apr 29, 2013 Amber Pound rated it really liked it
A walrus is having tooth trouble and does not want to go to the dentist. He is finally encourage enough and goes.
Emily Rosbottom
Cute way to ease those students who are uncomfortable going to the dentist. Neat pictures as well.
Tamara the Librarian
Oct 19, 2009 Tamara the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd
Great story about why it's important to go to the dentist and brush twice a day
Jeannie
Great book for introducing children to dentists and taking care of our teeth!
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Jane Elizabeth Clarke (born in 1954) is an English writer of children’s books and poetry. Her best known books include Gilbert the Great (illustrated by Charles Fuge) and Stuck in the Mud (illustrated by Garry Parsons). Jane has published over 45 books including works used for children's reading schemes in schools. CBeebies Bedtime Stories have featured two of Jane's
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