All Your Own Teeth by Adrienne Geoghegan


All Your Own Teeth by Adrienne Geoghegan

Stuart is an unpleasant little boy who would like to be an artist. He is bored of painting his city scapes, and nasty monsters so he sets off to paint 'real animals'. But soon after setting up camp Stuart is meeting all kinds of animals none of which quite meet his high expectations. Until, that is he meets one with the required qualifications - a nice big smile and all his own teeth - and suddenly Stuart's arrogance isn't quite enough to protect him. A wonderfully wicked story with the wonderful moral 'Don't be too demanding of your models just incase those models get very demandin gof you!'


Stewart is a little boy with a big attitude. His determination to be an outstanding artist leads him on a colourful adventure, from his beginnings as a painter of 'yellow dogs in clogs

's finest creatures. The elephant is insulted for not having a proper nose, the charming cheetah's spots are declared infectious; the graceful giraffe is sent packing for her lanky neck and the hippo compared to a chocolate pudding. Stewart's rudeness and lack of sensitivity towards his jungle companions leads to a fatal meeting with the only candidate he considers impressive enough to paint: the charming but hungry crocodile! There is much here to make young children laugh and the bold, comic and colourful illustrations will keep young readers enthralled. The alphabet and phonics are emphasized in the text and there is a useful mixture of basic words with more complex ones, giving an indirect but valuable educational slant to the book. The illustrations enhance the enjoyment of the story, while also offering the opportunity to learn about different colours. The message within the story, of the consequences of being thoughtless, unkind and arrogant, is well conveyed and entertainingly presented. A fun, lively book to share with young readers but, due to Stewart's unfortunate fate, not recommended as bedtime reading! Age: 4+ (Kirkus UK)'

About the Author

Adrienne Geoghegan writes the sort of texts that every child who hates being told to sit still just loves to read. She has recently moved to Wales where she works full time as an author and illustrator. Adrienne also wrote A WARDROBE IN MY MONSTER published by Bloomsbury. This is Cathy Gales first book for Bloomsbury and it is wonderful to have her on the list. She lives in London and works in an artists studio behind Tottenham Court road.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 99


Adrienne Geoghegan
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Publication date

19th August 2002



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