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Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by MR Jarvis

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List Price: £13.19


Hardcover: 32 Pages.

Published: 23 February 2016 by Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763681203

EAN: 9780763681203

Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. Famed for his big, scary teeth, he sneaks into the jungle every day to scare the jungle animals ..."I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!" But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to run a warm mud bath and take out his false teeth, which nobody knows about! That is, until his teeth go missing. What will Alan do now? Scaring is the only thing he knows how to do! Can he still be scary without them?


3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Nice Book - Not So Keen on the Story

This is a board backed book which I always feel are designed for younger

toddlers of 2.5 years and under. However, the story in this book is

quite complex and long for a child of that age. The story is probably

better suited for an older pre-school child.

The story is about Alan

the scary alligator. He has big scary teeth and goes about scaring the

jungle animals. That is until they discover that he has false teeth and

he looses them so he isn't scary anymore. Alan does get his teeth back

but promises to help the animals and not be scary anymore - though he

does still tell scary stories.

I didn't really take to the story in

this book. I didn't like the jungle animals laughing at Alan because he

had no teeth. I also didn't understand why Alan promised not to be scary

but still told scary stories which nobody minded - slightly confusing

for the younger mind. I would prefer children not to be taught that it

is acceptable to laugh at others for a physical impairment.

The book itself is bright with good drawings which are full page and full of action. I just didn't think much of the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

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