Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis


Bibliography:  Written and Illustrated by: Victoria Kann, Published by:  HarperCollins, 2011, 40 pp.silver

Reading Level:  AD 540L (Adult Directed)

Synopsis:  In this book, Pinkalicous loses a tooth, her sweet tooth.  She is very upset, and writes to the Tooth Fairy for help.  The Tooth Fairy is busy, so she receives visits from Cupid, an Elf, and the Easter Bunny.  These characters are unable to help her, so the Tooth Fairy tells her that her sweet tooth will only come back when she starts acting sweet on the inside.

Rationale for Use:  This book would lead to a great classroom discussion about the importance of acting sweet on the inside.  Students could make a list of ways to act sweetly to other students, to family members, and to friends.

  This book could be connected to the Common Core by having students answer question that recall facts from the story.  The students could also answer questions about how the illustrations helped add to the text.


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This entry was posted on June 4, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , .

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