If Dorothy had a favorite Little House on the Prairie chapter (and why should she not?), it would be a chapter entitled "Ma[w] and the Mandibles." In it, no doubt, Ma would be putting the pink ribbon on Mary by mistake, and the blue ribbon on Laura by mistake, when all of a sudden! OMG! What's that coming round the corner?! A gaping maw filled with razor-sharp pearly whites! Rows and rows of needle-y destruction! Vicious mandibles! Help! Help!
Ahem. And then Pa would whip out his fiddle and soothe the savage beast with a few scrapes of his bow on catgut. And next thing we know, the gaping maw would be sporting a calico bonnet and perhaps a pair of braids.
And all would be well. The End.