Children’s Ebook Review: The Tooth That’s On the Loose

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The Tooth That’s On the Loose by Chris Robertson

Age Range: 2 and up

Print Length: 30 pages

Publisher: KiteReaders (August 21, 2012)

Genre: picture book

Source: Publisher for review

Rating: 5 of 5 stars!

About the Book:

He’s wiggly…He’s wobbly…He’s…”The Tooth that’s on the Loose!”

Set
in the Old West, “The Tooth that’s on the Loose!” tells the story of
the character T.B.Wiggly, who is a slippery, shifty little varmint. The
legend is told in narrative fashion by an old coot named Sheriff Tex. It
is a tall tale…just tall in a small way! So pull up your bootstraps,
saddle up, and mosey on over partner and enjoy!

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About Chris Robertson:

Chris
Robertson is an author/illustrator of Children’s Picture Books. His most
recent book is a collaboration with author Julia Dweck, “Pandora’s
Box”. Chris’s other books include “I’ll Trade My Peanut-Butter
Sandwich”, “Little Miss Liberty”, “Kit and Kaboodle”, and “The Tooth
That’s on the Loose!”. Chris’s whimsical cartoon style feels
light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous
writing style.

While
in elementary school, Chris was introduced to “Curious George”,
“Madeline”, and “Harry the Dirty Dog” by way of the Bookmobile. The
introduction left such a strong impression, that even at an early age,
Chris knew children’s books were going to be an important part of his
life.

Chris
graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in illustration. He
spent 10 years freelancing as an illustrator mainly for magazines and
newspapers. With his cartoon style it only seem natural for him to
venture into the field of animation. He broke in as a storyboard artist
for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Chris moved up the creative ladder to
become storyboard director. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, he
developed a strong sense of visual storytelling. Learning how to create a
story only in pictures gave him the confidence to create and write his
own children’s books. Chris lives in Pasadena with his wife and three
boys.

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My Thoughts:

Chris Robertson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors/illustrators.  His books are funny, quirky, and pretty darn entertaining.  I read this to my daughter who just got her first loose tooth and she loved it!  She thought it was hilarious that an outlaw tooth could be captured and taken into custody by the Tooth Fairy.

The thing I like about this book is that it is so different from other picture books on the same topic.  Robertson took an unconventional and rather humorous approach to a life event that every child will have to deal with.  I almost couldn’t believe that a wiggly tooth being a wanted outlaw worked as well as it did.  Well done, Chris Robertson.  Well done. 🙂

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    T. Drecker
    July 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    What a great premise! This really sounds like a fun book. I can believe kids love it.

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