The appealing dog in this story has a loose tooth. He can't wait to have it come out so the Tooth Fairy will come and visit. While eating his dinner, his tooth gets swallowed--now what will he do. Our clever pup finds a perfect solution, and now the Tooth Fairy will surely leave some treats. An amusing early reader that kids with loose teeth will surely relate to. The introductory note gives tips to parents so they can help kids learn how to read. Part of the "Hello Reader!" series, Level 1.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 An appealing easy-reader that offers a twist on a familiar story. A shaggy-haired puppy has a loose tooth and intends to leave it under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy when it falls out. Predictably, he swallows it while eating. The twist comes when he resolves his problem by taking a Polaroid snapshot of his smile and leaving the proof for the Tooth Fairy. Without being didactic, this story presents a situation and a solution for what every child worries about while passing through this stage of life. The gentle watercolors in muted tones emphasize the adorable dog's changing emotions throughout and, in the end, show his satisfied smile. Kit Vaughan, J. B. Watkins Elementary School, Midlothian, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.