Tooth by Tooth

What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? What would you be if your top canine teeth grew almost all the way down to your feet? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human teeth are like—and unlike—those of other animals. 

What Others Are Saying

"Adopting an interactive, question-and-answer approach, Levine introduces children to common characteristics and variations in the teeth of mammals."

- Kirkus Reviews

"With playful text and a kid-friendly approach, this title’s cleverest part is the reinforcement of toothcabulary: kids will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the difference between incisors, canines, and molars."

- Booklist

"Playful and laugh-out-loud funny, this informative picture book belongs in every dentist office and library."

- School Library Journal

Geared toward the K–4 grade level, author Sara Levine shares her knowledge in this easy–to–read children’s book, using her background as a veterinarian and professor of biology.
— National Science Teachers Association


  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

  • Monarch Award Master List

  • Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota)