This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group and all opinions are my own.
We are big fans of author Mo Willems in this household. My boys love to read the Elephant & Piggie books in both English and Spanish – they’re hilarious. And I am so excited to share his newest children’s book series: Unlimited Squirrels.
An ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza! Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty fact formats, and so, so many squirrels!
Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth! is the first book from the series – taking young readers on an adventure to find Zoom Squirrel’s lost tooth in Mo Willems fashion. It’s a great book for Caiden to read aloud to Ronan…and yeah, it melts my heart seeing them engage in a book together.
3 Reasons To Read Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth!
1. Introduces New Characters
My kids love meeting new characters, especially with silly names like Zip Squirrel, Bim Squirrel, Flink Squirrel, Zing Squirrel, and there’s more in the book! They’re small but they have BIG feelings that are described in EMOTE-ACORNS.
2. Lots of Laughing
Besides the main story, there’s sections of the book called ACORN-Y JOKES where two acorns tell laugh-out-loud jokes!
3. Makes Learning Fun
You’ll find out that these squirrels don’t really know much about teeth. Yes, this book is all fun and laughs but Research Rodent has a chapter where he digs deep and teaches young readers all about their teeth…as well as squirrel teeth!
Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth! is also a great book because of the teachable moments and getting the conversation started about the importance of healthy teeth. And it inspired me to create a DIY Toothbrush Holder for the kids!
DIY Toothbrush Holder
With two boys always reaching for the same toothbrush (I don’t know why), I wanted to create a toothbrush holder/tray to hold individual cups for them to keep their teeth cleaning necessities separate. Inspired by the Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth! book, I hand painted acorns!
What You’ll Need:
Sealer Glue (like Mod Podge)
Paint (Brown for the acorn tops + colors of choice)
Reusable Drinking Cups
Cut craft paper to size and apply on the bottom of the wooden tray with Mod Podge. Apply about 3 coats, allowing it to dry in between applications.
Using the colors of your choice, paint the bottom of the acorns – making it look like half an oval. Once dry, use brown paint to make the acorn top – making the other half of the oval with a stem.
Once dry, use a sealant to protect your toothbrush holder from water. Place the reusable drinking cups inside.
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