Tooth by Tooth
Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers
From the Series Animal by Animal
Open wide! Compare your teeth to those of other animals and find out why teeth come in so many different shapes and sizes.
What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? What would you be if your top canine teeth grew almost all the way down to your feet? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human teeth are like—and unlike—those of other animals.
Praise for Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
“Children will enjoy the humorous illustrations and labeled diagrams as they predict the morphing of a human skeleton, Dr. Moreau-style, into that of various animals.”—Booklist
“[Levine’s] ‘what if’ questions are right on target for young learners, connecting them to the subject and extending their imaginations.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[I]nteractive and thought-provoking.”—School Library Journal
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.4|
|BISACS||JNF051150, JNF013110, JNF051030|
|Dimensions||9.25 x 11|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||181185|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Websites|
- Monarch Award Master List
- Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
- AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
“A guessing game meets zoological dentistry in this informational picture book. . . . With playful text and a kid-friendly approach, this title . . . will surely elicit some giggles. A great addition to any library where animal books are popular—so, almost all of them.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“Playful and laugh-out-loud funny, this informative picture book belongs in every dentist office and library.”—School Library Journal
“As they did in Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, Levine and Spookytooth successfully combine science fact, interactive fun, and giggle-inducing pictures.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Sara Levine
Sara Levine is an author, educator and veterinarian. Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020). Her books have received a number of awards including AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Utah Beehive Book Award, Cook Prize finalist, Monarch Award master list, and Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year.
Illustrator: T.S Spookytooth
T.S Spookytooth has been illustrating for many years. Throughout these years of brandishing a paintbrush, he has explored the diverse fields of children’s picture books; magazine and newspaper illustrations; and advertising, packaging, and illustrating for websites. When not working on illustration commissions, he likes to find time to work on many of his own personal projects. He keeps these projects locked in a suitcase but sometimes he forgets where he left the key. An ideal day for Mr. Spookytooth is to ponder and then to draw these ponderings. Some food is fitted in along the way followed by more ponderings and the occasional readjustment of his bow tie, but ponderings are the main order of the day. He also lives in a house with Mrs. Spookytooth and thankfully she is fond of a ponder as well . . . and is good at finding lost keys.
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Animal by Animal
How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books from educator and veterinarian Sara Levine and illustrator T.S Spookytooth explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide… View available downloads →