Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BUCK'S TOOTH by Diane Kredensor. New York:  Aladdin PIX, 2015. 60p. ISBN 978-148142382-3 hc. $12.99    Gr. K-3    E PIC

Buck Beaver was typical in every way except one.  He had a big front tooth that made it difficult to smile, speak, and eat.  On top of dealing with that, he and his friends were planning to compete in the local talent show soon, and Buck couldn't figure out what his talent could be.  After trying to learn new skills like walking on stilts, he had a long conversation with his friend Pearl, Buck finally found his talent by accident.  It turns out that Buck was talented at sculpting wood with his big tooth.  In the words of his friend Pearl, "Buck's talent was right under his nose the whole time."  This story is packed with illustration and word bubbles, similar to a graphic novel for beginning readers.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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