Bibliographical Information: Chandra, D. (2003). George Washington’s Teeth. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
Brief Annotation: This book is both factual and witty and provides the many accounts of George Washington losing his teeth.
Genre: Social Studies
Grade Level: Pre-K-3
Readers who will like this: I think anyone would enjoy this book. It is a funny way of telling the actual ways that George Washington lost his teeth. Young children may relate to this as they are losing their own teeth!
Rating/Response: 5 I loved this book. I think it is great to incorporate in the classroom as children begin learning about George Washington.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: From what we have learned about George Washington, have we learned anything about his teeth? If not, what do you think happened to them?
Reading Strategy: Social Studies
Rationale for Strategy: I chose this book because I like witty books and I feel that it keeps children engaged. I could see myself using this book to introduce a lesson during a social studies unit in my classroom.
Posted by: Brittany Billiet