You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

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All over America, kids are losing their teeth. And who is there to gather them up, leaving coins in their places? The Tooth Fairy, of course! A self-described "action kind of gal" with plenty of attitude, she reveals her secrets at last. Learn about her amazing Tooth-o-Finder. Marvel at her ingenious flying machine. Watch her in action, dodging dogs and cats and gerbils. You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is the essential guide for every kid about to lose a tooth. And don't forget, February is National ...

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Overview

All over America, kids are losing their teeth. And who is there to gather them up, leaving coins in their places? The Tooth Fairy, of course! A self-described "action kind of gal" with plenty of attitude, she reveals her secrets at last. Learn about her amazing Tooth-o-Finder. Marvel at her ingenious flying machine. Watch her in action, dodging dogs and cats and gerbils. You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is the essential guide for every kid about to lose a tooth. And don't forget, February is National Children's Dental Health Month.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Bell-Rehwoldt's spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions." Kirkus Reviews

" challenges conventional wisdom and the popular imagination to great effect. For maximum giggles read this one aloud to a group of children and watch their imaginations soar." Book Buds blog

"A revealing expos into the brutal, never-before-brought-to-light work of the dental dwarf of the night." Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog

"I rarely rate books ten out of ten, but this one takes the cake." BookIdeas.com

"This fairy has a bit of a (tooth) chip on her shoulder, but those who like their myths busted will find this a hoot." The Horn Book

"...the essential guide for every kid about to lose a tooth." ABC News 4 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 4 to 7.

The Tooth Fairy answers the book title's question about how easy it is to do her job. She frankly reveals the work, the dangerous conditions, the adventure, and the skill. She wants to clear away any stereotypes about the attire and the danger she must face as she gathers children's teeth. Her method of solo travel is a large tooth-shaped rocket with flames jutting out of the back. She has lots of muscles from carrying all the coins which she trades for the teeth. She wears bright colored goggles, "Spy-o-Binoculars," and a carries a "Tooth-o-Finder" which she invented. She also lists some suggestions for the "kiddos" that leave the teeth for her: clean the tooth, place it underneath the right-hand corner of the pillow, and lie still. The story ends with the Tooth Fairy getting some much needed rest in her jaw-shaped bed. Brightly colored pages accompany very well Bell-Rehwoldt's action-filled words that describe our heroine. Children in preschool through first grade and possibly second grade can appreciate the daring and bravado of this non-traditional Tooth Fairy. Parents can identify strongly with some of the Tooth Fairy's suggestions. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk

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PreS-Gr 1
The tooth fairy begins her story by correcting misinformation about her manner of dress: "I NEVER wear pink flouncing skirts or twinkling glass slippers! That's Cinderella." To explain her go-it-alone attitude, she says: "I DON'T rely on elves to help me out or flying reindeer to get me around. That's Santa." She describes herself as athletic, graceful, self-reliant, brave, strong, and smart. She searches through dirty socks, pajama pockets, and clenched fists to gather fallen teeth while hauling around heavy quarters and avoiding common household pets. Her over-the-top confidence and audacious attitude strain the "likability" factor of this long-winded fairy as she explains her responsibilities. Richly colored, humorous illustrations, rendered in acrylic and oil paints, pencil, and ballpoint pen, are the highlight of this tale. The pictures reveal a redheaded sprite in purple who is always accompanied by three assistant lightning bugs. Her mode of transportation is a flat, tooth-shaped, booster-powered board as she collects teeth from children throughout the country. But the question still remains, what does she do with all those teeth? An additional purchase, this is a wordy book about an illustrious but illusive childhood fantasy.
—Maryann H. OwenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811854603
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/23/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 245,719
  • Age range: 1 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of two children's activity books. This is her first picture book. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

David Slonim is the author and illustrator of several children's books, including the "irresistible and infectious"* He Came With the Couch. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Bonnie, and their four children. *Time Out New York

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    A bold tooth fairy.

    I am an elementary art teacher and I used this as an introduction to drawing a portrait of the tooth fairy. All of the first grade classes loved it. They laughed and laughed. Our portraits were truly inspired!

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  • Posted February 12, 2009

    You Think Its Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?

    Delightful, delightful, delightful! A must have for all boys and girls in the process of losing their teeth! She is quite a character that Tooth Fairy and the children will love her. My six year old just lost a couple of teeth and he made sure he used all the Tooth Fairy's suggestions! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Love this book!! My class enjoyed this book!!!

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