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Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World Paperback – September 24, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
My child who is 6 was just mesmerized by all the info in the book. She is great reader and
she read the book all by herself within half hour drive in the car. It has relatively small print
so I needed glasses when I tried to read it again with her at bedtime but she managed to read
fluetly without any problems.
The book has nifty simple map of the world at the beginning and all the customs are divided
into the geographical regions as in.. North America.. South America.. Central and south Africa..
Australia.. etc.. there are bit more divisions then only continents but not that many more.
It makes totally sense considering that there are different geographical/ethnical regions within
one continent and that is reflected in the custom.
Someone complained in redundancy of the customs but I think that it is not a flow, it is actuall
amazing sociological phenomenont that happens around the world and is reflected in the book..
a child picks up on it quickly as she reads and figures that there are actually similarities
or customs are identical in few countries.. that makes you wonder and you begin to
speculate and analize and make some scientifical discoveries.. as in..
it becames apparently obvious that the countries that were UK colonies share the same custom
as UK.. and then again.. areas where african culture was relocated from africa reflect the roots
of african customs etc.. that is just awsome and the whole deducting by geography thing
makes so much fun for a child.
you can clearly see why and where the similarites are and where they must have orignated.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best book! I love that it teaches about all the different cultures. My children are bi racial. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sonitaval
I give this book five stars because 1) it answers the question "What are teeth?" in kid-friendly yet substantial way; 2) teaches kids about a variety of cultures while also... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dubyah Bee
This is a cute book about different tooth fairy like traditions. The traditions mostly fall into about 3 categories. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. MCRACKAN
A new take on an old ritual: what do you do with your lost tooth? Interesting customs from other countries. Not every child puts it under his pillow!Published 3 months ago by zitz
Interesting book for six-seven years olds. The illustrations are great and it gives children a world tour.Published 4 months ago by rona cohen
great informative book in regards to customs around the worldPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book after my daughter read it at school. She was curious about the tooth fairy traditions around the world. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Holly
this is a fun book for kids that are losing teeth. it was even fun for me to read to see how they celebrate this milestone around the world. Read morePublished 6 months ago by talkinturtles
This book is great for showing children that traditions vary from country to country or home to home. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer