Tooth Mice Travel to the Children’s Museum

Some adorable critters recently arrived at the Museum… all the way from the UK! These one-of-a-kind mice were created by Julieann Worrall Hood (www.woho.co.uk)   and will make a public appearance in our new Village of Healthy Smiles exhibit, coming February 2015.

Aside from being fun and playful to look at, these sculptures serve another purpose — to educate children and families on tooth folklore! Originally, a mouse picked up children’s teeth instead of the Tooth Fairy. To this day, Spanish and Hispanic cultures still tell stories about a mouse (Ratoncito Pérez) that collects children’s teeth!

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