Throw Your Tooth on the Roof and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Throw Your Tooth on the Roof on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World [Paperback]

Selby Beeler , G. Brian Karas
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 8.95
Price: CDN$ 8.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.45 (5%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, August 5? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $5.36  
Hardcover CDN $15.88  
Paperback CDN $8.50  

Book Description

Sept. 24 2001
What do you do when you lose a tooth? Do you put it under your pillow and wait for the tooth fairy? Not if you live in Botswana! In Botswana, children throw their teeth onto the roof. In Afghanistan they drop their teeth down mouse holes, and in Egypt they fling their teeth at the sun! Travel around the world and discover the surprising things children do when they lose a tooth. Selby B. Beeler spent years collecting traditions from every corner of the globe for this whimsical book, and illustrator G. Brian Karas adds to the fun, filling every page with humorous detail. He perfectly captures the excitement and pride that children experience when a tooth falls out.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Informational Texts)

Frequently Bought Together

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World + Whoever You Are + The Family Book
Price For All Three: CDN$ 21.55

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Whoever You Are CDN$ 4.50

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Family Book CDN$ 8.55

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Amazon

Eat your heart out, tooth fairy. According to the informal research of the author, the world is full of other, equally fascinating myths and traditions about what happens, or should be done, when those milk choppers part company with childish gums. If you come from Chile or Costa Rica, your parents will have the tooth made into a charm. If you're Venezuelan, you put the tooth under your pillow and hope that a mouse brings you money. (Oddly enough, mice, milk teeth, and money are associated all over the world.) Playful illustrations by G. Brian Karas include a world map, plus lots of fun depictions of the world's dentally challenged junior inhabitants. (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Children from countries on each continent explain what they do when they lose a tooth, including throwing their teeth on the roof. PW called this volume "an eye-opener for young Americans who may have assumed that the Tooth Fairy holds a worldwide visa." Ages 4-8.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Google has the same list of info. May 25 2014
By Chexley
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is more of a list than a book. Sure new things are there to learn but it is much too long with almost zero entertainment value. There is no reason, or desire from anyone in my family, to read it through a second time.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactlly What We Wanted Jan. 14 2011
By Ian
Format:Hardcover
So we had found this book at an independent store and then when we went back to get it, it was gone. But we found it here and it was exactly what we wanted and needed!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! June 19 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
We found this book in our dentist's office and it kept my kids occupied with no thought of their about-to-happen visit. What a stroke of brilliance to have this in the waiting room. When we left, I saw an older man reading it and he had a big smile on his face. My dentist said she's been giving a copy to graduating dental students ... of course. My cousin's graduating from dental school next spring, so I'm glad to have THAT gift problem solved. Besides, it's fun to read. Who would have thought that tooth-losing traditions would be different all over the world? My kids started asking what else is the same but different with kids in other countries--good question.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?

Look for similar items by category


Feedback