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Front page from the 1999 version of Leap into Learning

Lil's Loose Tooth is a LeapPad phonics story that tells the tale about how Lil had a loose tooth and Leap and Tad pluck out a plan to make it pop out. It teaches short vowels.

It was in Leap into Learning and A Collection from the LeapPad Library. It also included Tad's Good Night, A Day at Moss Lake, The Day Leap Ate Olives, and Leap's Friends From A to Z.

Narrator

Jim Marggraff (USA) is the narrator of the story; David Bamber (UK) narrates the British-English version.

An Introduction to Leap and Friends

This book is 11 pages in the interactive book. It starts at the beginning as it introduces the Frog kids -- Leap, Lily and Tad.

Teaching Concepts

This book teaches young readers to pronounce words with short vowels by sounding them out and recognizing whole words in context.

Characters

Summary

Lil's tooth wiggles and has got loosened. Leap gives a pat, a tap, and a rap. Lil's tooth does tip. Leap sees the gap and he and his younger brother, Tad, hatch a plan to take it off of her mouth.

Leap has the fix that would work: “The egg would splat. The mix would spill. The jet would zip. The jug would drop. The claw will lift your tooth off!” Leap works on his new invention - “The Tooth Plucker”.

Lil might be afraid that she heard Mom calling.

When the invention goes crazy, there was a lot of chaos, but Lil sneezed her tooth out, so it all worked, thanks to the boys and - well, of course - Lil.

When Lil asked Leap to help her with another loose tooth, Leap is happy to help her anytime.

Quotes

See Lil's Loose Tooth/Quotes

Game

A lily pad icon is at the bottom of the page to play a game.

Music

See Lil’s Loose Tooth/Music

Trivia

  • Pages 6-7 and 12 are removed in A Collection from the LeapPad Library. The 1999 version has the complete story.
  • This marks the debuts of Leap, Lily and Tad.
  • This is the only time that Leap said a word in German ("Gesundheit!" meaning "health").
  • This is the first book to have Zachary 'Zac' Schuman do Leap, Kelsey Lally do Lily and Blake Marggraff do Tad.
  • The UK version had Leap to say the more common "Bless you!" instead of "Gesundheit!".
  • When Tad says "Want me to glue it back on?", the phrase that he said was for fun only; the goof is that teeth cannot be glued back into the mouth.
  • Moral: If you need any help, always call on your family or friends.
  • The UK version has the first book using the debut of Susan Sheridan doing Leap and Emma Tate doing Lily and Tad.
  • To not confuse the players reading this, if in the Great Britain, the UK version uses the word "super", replacing "swell" (original USA version), which is a synonym to that.

Gallery


Leap Into Learning
Lil's Loose Tooth | Excerpts from Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever (At the Playground | Parts of the Body) | Disney's A Sweet Good Morning | Our Town Band (Sections of the Band | All Together Now: Percussion, Brass, and Woodwind Sections) | Leap Into... (The United States of America | The Human Skeleton | Things We Do at Home | The Paper Piano)
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