Article Title

Big Mouth Elizabeth


Jessica Mellor


Excellent, Primary, Losing-a-Tooth, Name-Calling, Clubs, Friends

Document Type

Book Review


Elizabeth doesn't really get along with Anna. Anna whispers to Elizabeth’s best friend, steals the best swing at recess, and doesn't even pick Elizabeth to go with her when she loses a tooth. Losing teeth is a big deal—so what should Elizabeth do when she knows she has a mouth full of baby teeth? Those who have lost teeth get to be a part of the Big Mouth Club, something Elizabeth really want to join. When the opportunity arises to be a junior member of this club and go on a trip, Elizabeth has to learn about her priorities, as she already told babyish Cali she would play with her. But maybe, just maybe, they can make a club that everyone can join—no matter if you have teeth or not.