Project Description


Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth

by Lester L. Laminack
illustrated by Kathi Garry McCord

Trevor, the only one in his class not yet a member of the Missing Tooth Club, finally has a wiggly tooth. But how exactly can he pull it out? From award-winning author Lester Laminack.

The time has finally come for one of Trevor’s teeth to fall out, and he’s never been more excited!  Each day he proudly shows his friends how it wiggles more and more. But each friend in turn cautions him about the scary ways a loose tooth can be pulled out—from fingers to string to pliers. Trevor wants his tooth to come out, but he doesn’t want someone to yank it out. When Grandma Sally shows his class how to make old-fashioned taffy, Trevor learns there are also fun ways to pull a tooth!

With a delightful twist at the end, Lester Laminack’s humorous story captures the anxious joy that each child experiences with his or her first loose tooth. Kathi Gary McCord’s whimsical illustrations bring Trevor and his classmates to life.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-175-3
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-1/4″ x 9-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-279-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-1/4″ x 9-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
AR Level: 3.6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre RF
Lexile: AD650L
Themes: Friendship, Grandparents, School


“The surprise ending will make readers laugh out loud.” ―Book Links


Kentucky Bluegrass Awards (Master List, Grades K-3) ―Kentucky Reading Association, Kentucky School Media Association, 2000

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Meet the Author

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Kathi Garry McCord has illustrated over forty books for children, including Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth, Be Afraid, and Amanda and Adam Mouse’s Book of Poems. She also teaches children’s book illustration at the extension program for the University of California, San Diego. McCord lives in California.