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One Morning in Maine

By Whitney Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A warm story about a lost tooth.

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Robert McCloskey's books are old favorites, and adults enjoy reading them to children. Life in McCloskey's world is fairly safe and peaceful, and always full of natural beauty. The stories make adults remember childhood, and vacations, and simpler moments. And they make today's children feel calm and assured.

ONE MORNING IN MAINE is tender and right on the mark with a child's feelings about a lost tooth and an adventure with Dad. The softness of the pencil drawings perfectly matches the mood of Sal's wonder about life and growing up. Kids laugh at Sal's barrage of questions to her father about animals -- and they gasp when Sal's tooth pops out and sinks into clam-filled mud.

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