I Lost My Tooth in Africa

Written by Penda Diakité and Illustrated by Baba Wague Diakité

More than anything, Amina wants to lose her loose tooth while visiting her family in Mali, West Africa. Only then can she put it under a gourd for the African tooth fairy, who will exchange it for two chickens! Happily this happens, and even better, the chickens lay eggs. But will the eggs hatch before it's time to return home to America?

Coretta Scott King Honor author/artist Baba Wague Diakite and his 12-year-old daughter, Penda, create a charming, original adventure story about losing a first tooth while visiting family in Mali.

Age Range 4 - 8 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Scholastic, Inc
Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
ISBN
9780545075312
Lexile 620L
Themes