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Selby Beeler

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World


What do you do when you lose a tooth? Delightful descriptions and cheerful art celebrate the surprising things that children do around the world when they lose a tooth.

When you lose a tooth, do you put it under your pillow and wait for the tooth fairy? In Botswana, children throw their teeth onto the roof. In Afghanistan they drop their teeth down mouse holes. From Egypt to Venezuela, Spain to Korea losing a tooth is an exciting milestone that's honored with unique traditions. Discover the variety of customs from every corner of the globe in this charming picture book by Selby B. Beeler with whimsical illustrations by G. Brian Karas.