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"Sweet Tooth" by Laura Nyman Montenegro

Item Number
$15 USD to evanstonstopskidslemondestand
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description


"We were clowns, my father and I, in our own family circus," opens this fanciful tale about a girl and her lion. In lyrical narration, the child describes the highlight of the performance: “I beat the drum and we pull back the curtain for Sweet Tooth, my most beautiful lion." But Sweet Tooth is a frisky fellow, and before long his antics get him in trouble and he is banished him from the circus. The young girl is devastated, and no longer performs with spirit or joy. She and her father sell their circus and "finish out the winter sleeping on the cold, cold ground." Humans and lion are dramatically reunited as Montenegro softly delivers her message about the rejuvenating power of friendship and the importance of loyalty.  Ages 4-8

Item Special Note


  • This beautifully illustrated hardcover is signed by the author.
  • Book will be mailed to winning bidder at close of auction.

 “Children are natural artists and storytellers who respond to the picture book world with gusto and insight.”   - L.N.M.

Montenegro’s picture books, A Bird About to Sing, Sweet Tooth, and One Stuck Drawer, all published by Houghton Mifflin Company, have won Parent’s Choice Awards and A Bird About to Sing was featured on Reading Rainbow.

Her newest book, A Poet’s Bird Garden, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux has been described as ‘Beautiful to look at and to contemplate the serenity within.’ (Kirkus Reviews)

Laura is an art educator, with a BA in Fine Arts and Anthropology and an MA and certification in Art Education. She is a puppeteer and movement artist, co-founder and ensemble member of Theatre Zarko in Evanston, IL.  She teaches classes for adults in the art of making picture books.