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Tooth Fairy's First Night
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Tooth Fairy's First Night

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by Anne Bowen, Jon Berkeley (Illustrator)
 
On her seventh birthday, Sally gets the chance to earn her wings. She is finally on the way to get her first tooth, with the most important rule running through her mind—never wake a sleeping child! But when she reaches the first house, she's led on a treasure hunt filled with clues and hiding places! A good tooth fairy always gets her tooth. But will Sally get

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On her seventh birthday, Sally gets the chance to earn her wings. She is finally on the way to get her first tooth, with the most important rule running through her mind—never wake a sleeping child! But when she reaches the first house, she's led on a treasure hunt filled with clues and hiding places! A good tooth fairy always gets her tooth. But will Sally get hers?

This warm and playful tale about a determined tooth fairy will have children sleeping with one eye open, hoping to catch their own tooth fairy in the act.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-When Sally turns seven, she is given a chance to earn her tooth-fairy wings and follow in the footsteps of her mama, grandma, and great-grandma. With her very own purse, she flies off into the night armed with plenty of advice-to be patient, optimistic, persistent, and, most importantly, never to wake a sleeping child. Her first assignment, however, presents unexpected challenges when, instead of finding a tooth under Miranda Kay's pillow, there is a note designed to test her credibility. She is led on a scavenger hunt from one note to another until, finally, her persistence pays off and she can claim her first success. Playing along with the game, she leaves the child a set of clues to finding her reward. Whimsical watercolor illustrations of the perplexed but determined young tooth fairy perfectly capture the spirit of the story. An imaginative tale with a satisfying ending, and a suitable addition to the tooth-fairy picture-books collection.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A resourceful young tooth fairy on her first mission encounters unexpected difficulties in this charmer. Armed with a satchel and a tiny flashlight, little Sally reaches beneath a sleeping child's pillow and finds, not a tooth, but a note-the first of a series of oblique rhymed clues to the tooth's hiding place. Depicted as a snub-nosed lass in casual clothes, with a shock of blonde hair and big, transparent dragonfly wings, Sally makes an appealing figure in Berkeley's watercolor close-ups, moving from dismay to determination, and flitting from clue to clue with a purposeful air. Recalling her profession's guiding principles: Be patient, Look on the bright side, and Always get your tooth, Sally solves each riddle in turn, and retrieves the tooth at last-leaving a note of her own beneath the pillow, with a clue to where she's hidden the unspecified "surprise." A natural companion for Betsy Jay's view from the other side of the encounter, Jane vs. the Tooth Fairy (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575057538
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Carolrhoda Picture Bks.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Bower was inspired to write I Loved You Before You Were Born while she waited for and wondered about her first grandchild. She has been a teacher for twenty-five years, working with both hearingimpaired and hearing children, and was chosen as the 1996-1997 Utah Language Arts Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bowen is passionate about reading and enjoys sharing her love of literature and beautiful language with her students. She has two sons and one granddaughter and lives with her husband in Ogden, Utah.

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Tooth Fairy's First Night 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BrendaSherrod More than 1 year ago
I own this book and I love it! My children are now older (11 and 9) but when they were younger, we read it a lot. It is the tale of Sally, a new Tooth Fairy. She goes to her first tooth assignment to discover that the girl has hidden her tooth to prove that there is a tooth fairy. When the tooth fairy has been late some mornings, I just remind the kids about this book and that maybe some silly child made their poor tooth fairy work harder and then made them late. They eat their breakfast and, amazingly, the tooth fairy has arrived. Very well written and the art work is so pretty. I highly recommend it.