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Are Jackie’s Teeth Too Big?

My Teeth Are Too Big is a children’s book about  appearance and adapting to change. Self confidence  can be challenged as a child grows and changes.

Jackie Rabbit is teased and bullied by her school  friends after her adult teeth grow into place. Jackie  runs home and cries out for her parents. Her parents  team up to provide active listening and emotional
support. But it takes a magical encounter with Lydia Lady bug to reinforce a positive message.
Using a spellbinding chant Lydia creates an enchanted atmosphere complete with ladybug dust and transformations. Lydia utilizes Jackie’s own imagination to demonstrate that her teeth are unique and beautiful. The story is an emotional journey for Jackie and the reader who has experienced this issue first hand.

Released: November 13, 2020
Pages: 48
Soft Cover: ISBN: 9781734126839
Hard Cover: ISBN: 9781734126822
Age Range: 5-8
Author and Illustrator: Vicki Riske
Lydia Lady bug

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Author: Vicki Riske
Vicki is originally from Minot, ND, but has been living in Mesa, AZ for over 30 years. She has been interested in puppetry and storytelling for many years. She created puppets for theatre productions at NDSU in Fargo, ND.

Now Vicki writes and illustrates children’s books, designs and builds custom puppets. My Teeth Are Too Big, is Vicki’s third book. In 2019 she wrote two books. The Polka Dot Tea Party, about friendship and finding shapes in nature. Grandma Bibi, is a book about shared memories and love. It tackles memory loss as a family issue and opens a dialogue for families to discuss what is happening to grandma or grandpa.