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Download 'Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth' and 'Countdown to Kindergarten' Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison McGhee Narrator: Rachael Lillis Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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All the apprehension about school firsts is playfully presented in these reassuring stories.

In Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth, advice from a knowledgeable second grader has the first grade worry-wart convinced that her new teacher is really a 300-year old alien who steals baby teeth from her students. This is especially worrisome since she has a secret: her first tooth is loose! A witty, and spot-on depiction of first-day-of-school jitters, this clever take on losing a tooth will reassure as it amuses both children, their parents and their teachers!

In Countdown to Kindergaten, a five-year-old has 10 days until she starts kindergarten, and she's in trouble: she doesn't know how to tie her shoes. Certain that everyone in kindergarten must know how to tie their shoes - it's the rule! - she tries her best to learn. As the fateful day approaches, she still can't do it - what will she do? Told with wit and verve, this depiction of a child's anxiety is both empathetic and enjoyable. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ngenama1 | 9/28/2009

    " New 1st grader who hears stories about her teacher wanting to take baby teeth from her students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TeraD | 12/25/2008

    " I rated this a little higher as the teacher is holding the sheet music for London Calling by The Clash in one of the illustrations! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/17/2008

    " Great for 1st graders who are losing their teeth. About a teacher who supposedly keeps youngster's teeth in a box in her classroom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/1/2008

    " K-1
    read aloud
    problem realism
    loosing first tooth
    onomatopoeia/strong text&illustration interaction/cartoon format

    humorous story about first grader who thinks her teacher is an alien who wants her loose.

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genny | 12/12/2007

    " Hilarious! My students were laughing out loud! Read it them, with some enthusiasm!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 11/6/2007

    " I think it may be too old for Noah at this point. It had more of a comic book layout and wasn't too easy to read aloud and follow the pictures. "

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About the Author
Author Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She writes for all ages and in all forms, from poetry and stories to novels, picture books, and essays, and her books are popular with critics and readers alike. Her novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick, and her picture book Someday was featured on NPR.

About the Narrator

Rachael Lillis is an American actress and voice-over artist. She studied theater and opera in Boston and New York and has appeared in a number of theater productions, animated series, video games, and independent films.