Slodovnick, Avi

The Tooth

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Manon Gauthier. In town after having a tooth pulled, Marissa notices a homeless man. She gives him her tooth to put under his pillow "and there will be money there tomorrow." The text gently reminds us: "Now all he needed...was a pillow." The illustrations for this poignant, understated story show drab, frowning cityfolk; soft colors highlight the main characters and emphasize Marissa's generous gesture.


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