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

Bear’s Loose Tooth


Wilson, Karma, and Jane Chapman. Bear’s Loose Tooth. New York: Margaret K. McElderry, 2011.

Genre: modern fantasy

Reading Level: AD440L

Summary: Bear and his friends are eating lunch in the forest when he realizes he has a loose tooth. He begins to worry what will happen when his tooth falls out, and his friends take turns peeking into his mouth and explain that a new tooth will take its place. They try to help him pull his tooth out, but it won’t budge. Finally, with a little help from his tongue, Bear’s tooth falls out and the tooth fairy comes that night, leaving berries for Bear. The next morning as bear eats breakfast he discovers he has another loose tooth.

Rationale for Classroom Use: Have lesson about what happens when teeth get loose and why we lose our baby teeth. Students will write in their journal about their first loose tooth.

Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


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