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YOU THINK IT’S EASY BEING THE TOOTH FAIRY? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

YOU THINK IT’S EASY BEING THE TOOTH FAIRY?

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt (Author) , David Slonim (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8118-5460-3
Publisher: Chronicle

Bell-Rehwoldt’s spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions. She is strong, smart and agile. She dismisses Cinderella as lazy. She is a modern fairy for the techno age and, she points out, “an action kind of gal. I live for danger!” Instead of flying, she zips around on a turbo surfboard. She invented the amazing Tooth-o-Finder that alerts her to lost teeth all over the world and uses her Spy-o-Binoculars to scope her entry into the house. She spends much of this book describing her many talents and abilities, such as gracefully avoiding household pets, but she also tutors the reader on tooth etiquette. There’s a section on dos and don’ts regarding tooth-placement, advising, among other points, never to wrap it in a smelly sock. Having been stripped of her dainty, gentle, winged ways, this may not be the tooth fairy for every child. However, others will surely vigorously embrace her gusto. Slonim’s energetic paintings are humorous and showcase the tooth fairy’s vim and vigor in saturated colors and clever perspectives. (Picture book. 4-8)