Nice Try, Tooth Fairy

Overview

Dear Tooth Fairy,
My grandfather is here for a visit. Could you please return my tooth so I could show it to him?
Emma
But instead of Emma's tooth, the Tooth Fairy brings...

...and more — and the animals come to Emma's room to get their teeth back!
This gently humorous story is sure to have children looking closely at what's under their ...

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Overview

Dear Tooth Fairy,
My grandfather is here for a visit. Could you please return my tooth so I could show it to him?
Emma
But instead of Emma's tooth, the Tooth Fairy brings...

...and more — and the animals come to Emma's room to get their teeth back!
This gently humorous story is sure to have children looking closely at what's under their pillows.

Hoping to get back her lost tooth, Emma writes a series of letters to the Tooth Fairy, but when the wrong teeth keep getting returned the mistakes create complications.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Emma is excited, because she has lost her first tooth! Soon her grandpa plans to visit, so she writes a letter to the Tooth Fairy asking if she could have her tooth back, just to show her grandpa. From this point on, a series teeth ranging from an elephant tusk to a skunk's tiny tooth arrive at Emma's house. The owners, be it an alligator or a hippo, arrive at her house to retrieve what is theirs. Each time, she writes to the Tooth Fairy and explains there must have been a mistake. Emma patiently requests the return of her own tooth. Finally the Tooth Fairy gets it right! The animals, bigger than life, are drawn with imagination and are rich with color. The dialogue is brief, as the tale is told through letters Emma writes to the Tooth Fairy. The belief in the magic of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and best of all, the Tooth Fairy is fleeting, but is treasured by many kids forever. 2000, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Ages 4 to 7, $15.00. Reviewer: Kathleen Orosz—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In a series of brief letters, Emma thanks the Tooth Fairy for the money left behind for her first tooth, then politely asks to borrow it back to show to Grandpa. The fairy obliges, but brings a hippopotamus's tooth by mistake, and its owner comes to the girl's room to claim it. After a succession of wrong attempts, during which a hedgehog, a skunk, an elephant, and an alligator visit Emma, the Tooth Fairy is finally successful-and better prepared for the next time. Olson's text is simple and effective and the nicely understated tone gives free rein to the whimsical illustrations. The perspective of the jewel-toned oil paintings is slightly askew, giving them a sense of liveliness and motion. One double spread depicts the frazzled fairy searching for Emma's tooth in her cluttered office, and sharp-eyed readers will be able to spot it. This charming effort will work well for a smaller-sized storytime and is just perfect for reading one-on-one.-Donna L. Scanlon, Lancaster Area Library, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
As if having to collect all the world's unattached baby teeth isn't hard enough, some children want them back. Young Emma's polite request to borrow her tooth to show Grandpa brings a succession of not-quite-right substitutes, from an elephant's tusk to a hedgehog's sand-grain-sized nubbin—and a train of original owners charging into her bedroom to reclaim them. Using richly colored oils, Tillotson (Songs of Papa's Island, not reviewed) illustrates this epistolary episode with close-up views of a matronly sprite with a distinctly harried air, and a rumpled redhead in purple pajamas who gratefully sends a thank-you note—and another tooth—when the frantic fairy finally gets it right. Children will enjoy this merry romp, Olson's debut, and if they want to know what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth, look for answers in, among other books, Peter Collington's Tooth Fairy (not reviewed) or William Hooks's Mystery of the Missing Tooth (not reviewed). (Picture book. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689861413
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Aladdin Paperbacks Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 638,577
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.98 (w) x 7.51 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Tillotson is the illustrator of several children’s books. For the story of It’s Picture Day Today, she cut paper that she created herself by drawing patterns on paper with paste, a centuries-old technique that crafters may be familiar with. Ms. Tillotson lives in San Francisco with her husband. Visit her at KatherineTillotson.com.

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Dear Tooth Fairy,

My grandfather is here for a visit. Could you please return my tooth so I could show it to him?

Emma

But instead of Emma's tooth, the Tooth Fairy brings...


...and more -- and the animals come to Emma's room to get their teeth back!

This gently humorous story is sure to have children looking closely at what's under their pillows.

Read More Show Less

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