K-Gr 2-Emily, an orange striped cat, is anxious and excited about her first loose tooth. In a series of letters, she tells the Tooth Fairy about her favorite colors and trinkets, and includes a drawing of herself so that her magical visitor will know what she looks like. Following her brother's advice, Emily eats apples, peanut butter, and cookies to dislodge her tooth, but it finally comes out when she bites a marshmallow. The youngster places it under her pillow and, after much effort, falls asleep. She awakens to find a bracelet and a self-portrait from the Tooth Fairy, and looks forward to her next loose tooth. Beginning readers will enjoy Emily's zeal and share her angst about this common rite of passage. They may also be inspired to write a few letters. Ruelle's colorful cartoons depict a cast of appealing feline characters. A charming addition to books on this topic, including Anastasia Suen's Loose Tooth (Viking, 2002), Jon Buller and Susan Schade's No Tooth, No Quarter! (Random, 1989), and Anne Bowen's Tooth Fairy's First Night (Carolrhoda, 2005).-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.