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Book Reviews for the Children's Book Loose Tooth Trouble

Read book reviews about the children's book that gives kids with a loose tooth, some humorous relief from the anxiety that can come with losing a first tooth. 

 

DentistryIQ.com

"Loose Tooth Trouble": New children’s book addresses what kids may feel when losing their baby teeth

Illinois author Melissa Bixby has written a new children’s book on a subject that happens to every kid—loose teeth. Loose Tooth Trouble is a great read for any youngster who has built up a fear of losing their teeth.
“My young son once spent an entire dinner discussing new and off-the-wall ways to remove his loose teeth,” explains the author. “As a writer at heart, my head got spinning with ideas, and the book was born. But there’s a serious side; I wanted to create something that added some light relief for children who are anxious and scared about their teeth becoming loose and falling out. I was terrified of the idea as a kid–I wish someone had written me a story to make the whole ordeal somewhat funny!”

Continuing, “Initial feedback has been fantastic to say the very least. Parents are appreciating how adding humor can make a difficult situation a little easier to deal with. There’s other ideas on my writing table and, while I can’t spill the beans yet–expect more books very soon.”

As Bixby mentioned, her work has been received with strong reviews. JoAnn B comments, “Every ‘hard’ thing in life makes us feel like this is ‘the worst thing that could happen.’ This book helps five-, six-, and seven-year-olds realize that we all go through this, we all worry, and we all survive. Celebrate the imagination of solving life's crises and remember, Mom knows best!”

Andrea W. adds, “Melissa Bixby's Loose Tooth Trouble is a new classic. It's funny, imaginative, cute, and all together creative. The artistry depicts the story in a whole new way making the readers think with Bobby on how to get his tooth out instead of just for him. Great piece of work!”

MommyHasToWork.com

We can all remember the anticipation of the Tooth Fairy when having a loose tooth.  Melissa Bixby’s adorable book, Loose Tooth Trouble reminds us what it’s like to wait for a bothersome loose tooth to finally fall out so the Tooth Fairy can visit.  This book with it’s unique storyline finds creative ways to help the main character, Bobby, loose a tooth and comedic predictability that children love. After reading the book to my boys, my five year old seemed to love the illustrations and thought they were hilarious.  My seven year old said he “loved all the different ideas, they were super-weird! They’re funny.”  Loose Tooth Trouble is now a staple read whenever one of my boys have a loose tooth.

Joni Huss's Review
I read “Loose Tooth Trouble” by Melissa Bixby to my two grandsons (ages 4 and 8). I won this book on Goodreads. They loved it! It was a cute and creative story about a boy named Bobby who has a loose tooth and the many suggestions and advice he receives about it. The boys also loved trying to find his pet that is in every illustration. They enjoyed the story and wanted to hear it again! The illustrations are beautiful and the story was fun!
Amy's Review
Losing a tooth is a rite of passage for so many children...and their parents! Melissa Bixby has written a book that shares the excitement and anxiety a child feels when they are about to lose a tooth. And some of my students are characters in this as well, which makes it extra special!

 

 A review by Deanna Beech, PhD.

We all know what it’s like to feel anxious. It’s one of those basic emotions that we are biologically driven to experience when we feel threatened. Not all threats are obvious like being held up at gunpoint. The subtler versions relate to treat of pain and loss. These are the ones that kids are more tuned into and going to the dental anxiety is right there in the list of common childhood fears. In fact, one study found that as much as 74% of children experience moderate to severe anxiety about going to the dentist.

Fortunately, we also know that the more we help our children understand and mentally prepare for a stressful situation the more they are able to feel that they can handle the stress. This helps reduces the catastrophic thinking that children are so prone to by providing realistic expectations. So, to address dental anxiety we want to a swage the fears by talking about what the child can expect to happen. This is where Ma Bixby’s book “Loose Tooth Trouble” comes in. What a fun way to start the conversation! She creatively plays with the naturally fantastic imagination of early childhood and then brings about a beautiful (and painless) resolution for the little guy. A great book to go back to again and again as there are 20 teeth that each child has to lose.

Loose Tooth Trouble, by Melissa Bixby, summarizes what a child with his first loose tooth might think about. At each opportunity, Bobby mentions that he has a loose tooth, which hurts, to each adult and friend he contacts during the day. It’s a real dilemma for any child facing how the tooth will finally come out and whether it’s going to hurt. The suggestions from everyone range from the basic, such as eating a particular food, to the imaginative, mostly in the suggestions of his friends. His friends aren’t sharing their experiences, only ways he can get rid of his tooth. The constant reference to one food might backfire, since it’s a healthy food choice, even though it’s the less-painful option mentioned. In the end, Bobby’s tooth comes out when he is distracted by the note he finds. He discovers that worry built up fear about something that, in the end, wasn’t such an issue after all!
-Vonda Henderson


IT'S BUDDY AND SWIFTY

If there ever was a book that deserved a spot on the table in the children’s dentist office, it’s “Loose Tooth Trouble.”

Written by Melissa Bixby with a delightful attention to detail and colorfully illustrated by Adam Barney, this action-packed children’s story gets it right on each page.

The fun story fLoose Tooth Troubleollows a boy named Bobby who has a loose tooth. Presented in an entertaining way, the story offers kids a positive message: Mom knows best.

A recurring animal character throughout the adventure makes it especially fun for kids who own a pet. (You’ll have to pick up a copy to find out which cuddly pet.)

The illustrations are full of depth, aligning creatively with the author’s vision. In one scene, when a child friend of Bobby’s suggests that he tie his tooth to a rocket, the colorful drawing grabs your attention.

The action-oriented settings vary – from a playground to a bowling alley and a classroom to a school bus. In each scene readers are entertained by the recommendations offered to Bobby remove his tooth.

So if you’re a dentist, this this is the book you want your customer boys, girls and parents reading in your waiting room. And if you’re a parent or older sibling, gift this book to your kid brother or sister (link here). They’ll keep laughing and smiling.

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on July 5, 2015
If there ever was a book that deserved a spot on the table in the children’s dentist office, it’s “Loose Tooth Trouble.”

Written by Melissa Bixby with a delightful attention to detail and colorfully illustrated by Adam Barney, this action-packed children’s story gets it right on each page.

The fun story follows a boy named Bobby who has a loose tooth. Presented in an entertaining way, the story offers kids a positive message: Mom knows best.

A recurring animal character throughout the adventure makes it especially fun for kids who own a pet. (You’ll have to pick up a copy to find out which cuddly pet.)

The illustrations are full of depth, aligning creatively with the author’s vision. In one scene, when a child friend of Bobby’s suggests that he tie his tooth to a rocket, the colorful drawing grabs your attention.

The action-oriented settings vary – from a playground to a bowling alley and a classroom to a school bus. In each scene readers are entertained by the recommendations offered to Bobby to help him remove his tooth.

So if you’re a dentist, this this is the book you want your customer boys, girls and parents reading in your waiting room. And if you’re a parent or older sibling, gift this book to your kid brother or sister. They’ll keep laughing and smiling.
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