The Tooth Mouse (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554535651, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2012
In the style of a classic fable, this gentle yet inspiring story is sure to captivate young children with the delightful idea of a small mouse making her way under the pillows of sleeping children at night instead of the Tooth Fairy. It also provides an irresistible and uplifting message that size doesn't have to determine who succeeds in life. Award-winning artist Janice Nadeau's lovely illustrations in soft, muted colors add a delicate whimsy to the tale. This book would be a fantastic read-aloud for any storytime. Sprinkled with French expressions and phrases throughout, it would make a terrific introduction to foreign languages as well.
About the Author
Janice Nadeau studied graphic design and illustration at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France). She likes to explore different applications of her medium, whether it's illustrating books or designing textile. Janice is a three-time recipient of the Governor General's Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious literary prize.
Praise For The Tooth Mouse…
With a nod to classic titles of years past, this provides a fresh, modern take on an itty-bitty heroine's achievement of her seemingly impossible goal.—Kirkus Reviews
Those who've believed in the Tooth Fairy will happily make a place for the Tooth Mouse.—Booklist, Starred Review
... this effervescent story from Hood (the Pup and Hound series) stars a dainty, ballet-loving mouse ...—Publishers Weekly
... a lovely example of youthful ingenuity.—School Library Journal