Wednesday, 9 March 2016

THROW YOUR TOOTH ON THE ROOF BY SELBY B BEELER AND G BRIAN KARAS







Recently when our seven-year-old got a wobbly tooth, I started to search for ideas on how to mark this rite of passage. During my research I came across what seemed to be a great book. It arrived just ahead of him losing his tooth a week or so ago and both he and his sister enjoyed reading about the stories and traditions from different parts of the world.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof is just that - a precis of how different cultures deal with this milestone in a child's life. And it's quite amazing how many cultures do actually throw the tooth on the roof!

The book started when the author was telling her daughter about the Tooth Fairy and a Brazilian friend questioned what this was. This conversation started an interest in finding out what children around the world do with their teeth when they fall out. She asked people everywhere she went and contacted universities, cultural centres and UNICEF offices around the world to find out the answers. 

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