What Reviewers are Saying About And That's the Tooth

School Library Journal - August 2020

The photographs are a highlight. Many of them catch the animals mid-yawn, in the middle of taking a bite, or grinning to expose their pearly whites. The text also features a diagram of the human mouth to explore different types of teeth (such as incisor and molar) and an explanation of the connection between an animal’s diet and its teeth. Although the book doesn’t explore the specifics of dental hygiene, it can be used as a jumping-off point to discuss the importance of caring for one’s chompers with young children. VERDICT Wildlife lovers will delight in this lively exploration of animal enamels.
Alyssa Annico, Youngstown State Univ., OH

Kirkus Reviews - May 2020

The book matter-of-factly introduces information about 11 land and sea animals as well as a human representative, a young child with Asian features. Backmatter defines herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores along with a short guessing game about these categories and presents a diagram of the human mouth with descriptions of its teeth. The full-color stock photos vary in quality. A useful title on a kid-friendly topic.

Heck of a Bunch - October 2020

A book that's both informative and interesting, And That's The Tooth asks kids to guess animals based upon clues. For instance, kids learn that a horse's teeth take up more space in their head than their brain. The realistic visuals of the animals and creatures featured in this book make it even more engaging.

Kids Book Buzz - November 2020

I like looking at the pictures of the animals because they are big and bright. I like the information about teeth that are about both human teeth and animal’s teeth. Teeth are cool with all of the different shapes and sizes that they are and the different kinds of food that they chew. At the end of the book, it talks about the different animals there are, like herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and then you can guess which animal picture matches the food they eat. This book is fun to read for my age and any kids around my age.

So Cal City Kids - November 2020

And That’s the Tooth delivers unique and fun facts about animal and human teeth through engaging riddles. With hints to help solve each riddle, children will be actively involved as they giggle, guess, and learn.

Midwest Book Reivew - March 2021

Teeth come in all shapes and sizes, just like their animal hosts. Some teeth are sharp to grab prey and tear apart the meat. Other teeth are flat to chew plants and some animals have both kinds to eat plants and animals. "And That's the Tooth" by Terri Fields delivers unique and fun facts about animal and human teeth through engaging riddles. With hints to help solve each riddle, children ages 8-12 will be actively involved as they giggle, guess, and learn! While unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "And That's the Tooth" is also readily available in a paperback edition

Reviews by Rachel - January 2021

There are so many kinds of teeth in the world. If your young one wants to find out more about them, get them a copy of “And That’s The Tooth”. In the book, children will enjoy finding out about the teeth of numerous living creatures. Author, Terri Fields, has written the book in a way that helps readers learn by getting them to think. Each page layout contains a statement about an animal and asks what animal it is. As soon as the page is turned you find out the answer and a bit about that animal.

All About the Books with Janet Squires - November 2020

A good bit of the fun is in the photographs which succeed in capturing each animal in a toothy shot of their pearly whites. The final discussion focuses on humans with a diagram naming each type of tooth and noting that 97 of 100 people will experience tooth decay. Although cavity prevention is not discussed, this book would offer a fun introduction to the topic of tooth care.

Puget Sound Concil for the Review of Children's and Young Adult Literature - December 2020

This would be a fun book to share with students as they try to guess the correct answer using the clues, and the bits of the photograph they can see. It might be a fun addition to dental units.