The Bear's Toothache
Little Brown & Company, 1972
Out the year of my birth, I've always liked the way this guy draws. I also like how most of his books are tied into the active imagination of a child. So many of his stories are real life situations that are taken to the extreme when something unbelievable happens. In this case, a small boy helps a bear out with his pain in the mouth.
And just as he hit the ground, the tooth popped out! The bear was so happy that he gave me the tooth to put under my pillow.
His animals always look so friendly and fun, and his children with their little faces are innocent and endearing. If we all had a talisman like a gifted bear's tooth, we'd be in good shape.
The Bear's Bicycle
The Magical Drawings of Moony B. Finch