Picture Book Review: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Looking for your next read? Check out Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Adrienne D.

Alan the alligator has big scary teeth that he uses to scare the jungle animals. HOWEVER, he has a big secret that will change things for him with the other animals. Every day Alan brushes his teeth and practices his scary faces in the mirror before going out to scare the animals. Then he comes home to the swamp, does his crossword puzzle, and takes out his FALSE TEETH. One morning, Barry the Beaver was taking a morning walk (while Alan was still asleep) and noticed some teeth in a bush. When Alan woke up his teeth were missing. He went about his day, but without his teeth, he was not very scary.

Later that night Alan was so upset, he started crying in the swamp. The next morning, the animals visited him and said they would return his teeth under one condition that he stop scaring them. Now every day, after brushing his teeth and polishing his scales, Alan is the jungle gardener, hairdresser, and dentist.

Can you imagine an alligator being a dentist?? Every night he has one special job and that is a storyteller. Alan tells scary stories to the animals. Alan loves being scary. Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis is a must-read this summer for children ages 3-6. It fits in perfectly with the “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program Theme. In addition, it is a great book for parents to reinforce dental care with their children.

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Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

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