From School Library Journal
PreSchool-An amusing story about the importance of carefully brushing your teeth and the satisfaction gained by helping a friend. When Clarabella, a crocodile, and her friends wake up, they start the day by brushing their teeth. The monkey, the zebra, the rabbit, and the leopard get the job done quickly while Clarabella "brushes and brushes and brushes" all of her teeth. Her friends play, have lunch, build sand castles, nibble ripe mangoes, and leap and spin around. As they move through their day, the question, "And Clarabella?" tempts readers to turn each page. By the time she is ready to join the fun, the other creatures are getting ready for bed. Poor Clarabella sighs, but then her friends surprise her with a large toothbrush. Delighted with her gift, the young crocodile turns her sigh into a big smile. The animals are playfully illustrated; the zebra sports pink and purple stripes, the monkey is done in green and purple, the rabbit is bright red with a green outline, and the leopard has green spots. This quirky and bright artwork, executed in pastels, is eye-catching and funny.Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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"energetic and sprightly...bright, bold pastel illustrations....a fun choice to share with a group. Sure to provoke toothsome grins." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews
"...thick, saturated pastels contribute to these endearing inhabitants of a whimsical world... appealing preschool-esque cast...clever punch line...worth re-reading." Publisher's Weekly Publishers Weekly
"Clarabella's friends are true blue...effectively presented in an easy, repetitve text and lively, distinctive illustrations...energetic and richly hued" THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"amusing story about...brushing...teeth and...helping a friend...animals are playfully illustrated...quirky and bright artwork...eye-catching and funny." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal