The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes by Zehra Hicks

The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes

Written by Zehra Hicks

3+ readers   
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A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection.

3+. Billy hates toothbrushes. He’s tried all kinds but refuses to use any of them! But then he loses a tooth and the tooth fairy leaves him something to make sure the rest of his teeth are never so dirty! How Billy comes to love his tooth sparkler – and to clean his teeth – is vividly captured in stylish, vibrant illustrations.


The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes by Zehra Hicks

Billy never cleans his teeth - not when there's so much else to do. But Billy's never seen a Funtastic Toothsparkler before. There are so many cool things he can do with it! But the big question is ...will one of them be brushing his teeth?

About the Author

Zehra Hicks

Zehra Hicks is an exciting new name in children's picture books. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Northumbria University and completed a Book Illustration course at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009, the same year in which she was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration. The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes is her debut picture book. Zehra has a professional background in design and her vibrant line and strong sense of composition mark her out from the crowd, making her a real one to watch. She lives in Epsom with her husband and their little boy.

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd June 2011




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