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Wednesday 7 December 2011

Review: All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

You know the song, right? I can tell you, the year I actually lost my front teeth was nothing but comedic perfect timing.

In this charming adaptation of the song we meet a beautiful little monkey who wants nothing more than a pair of front teeth. Where did they go? Who could be responsible for this utter catastrophe?
"Gee, if only I could have my two front teeth, then I could wish you Merry Christmas!" (try saying it with a toothless lisp!)

From the same team who gave you The Wonky Donkey. I have taken this little monkey to my heart. The wonderfully gorgeous illustrations of a lovable little monkey are so sweet.

On each page you will find the monkey has a wee little friend. A tiny toothy snail that will make you smile.

I think the last page might have to be my favourite. What is that in monkey's mouth? Could they be new teeth? In time for Christmas?

In great value for money, this book comes along with a CD recording of the story that you can sing/read along to. There is also an original bonus recording called Toothless and a version of All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth ... sung by a monkey.

Ohh, ohh, ah, ah!

Title: All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
Author: Don Gardner
Illustrator: Katz Cowley
Publisher: Scholastic, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2011
Format: Paperback with CD
ISBN: 9781741697841
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book