Illustrated by David Slonim
Children's book review by Steve Barancik
Have teeth, will travel
You've done Santa Claus. You've dabbled in the Easter Bunny. Or maybe those imaginary beings don't gibe with your religious beliefs and you're looking for someone secular, more inclusive.
Someone other than Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street.
Well, there is the tooth fairy. Every kid loses a tooth (or 20, actually.) And T. Fairy's traditions aren't so established that your family can't make them your own.
And author Sherri Bell-Rehwoldt is here to help.
Her tooth fairy is tiny and lives for adventure. But she needs your kid's cooperation!
Relying on a team of friendly fireflies for help (as well as an impressive weight-lifting regimen), the fairy uses her "Tooth-o-Finder" to identify the homes of newly gap-toothed children.
She navigates the dangers inherent in her employ - most often of the four-legged variety - but in order to to get all the teeth every night, she's going to need a little cooperation.
Don't try to hold the tooth in your hand as you drift off to sleep. Don't stick it in your pajama pocket. And please don't wrap it in a sock or a yucky tissue.
Illustrator David Slonim makes it very humorously clear why these errant practices make things extra difficult.
You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? isn't a story so much as a charming introduction to the legend. And I think you'll know on exactly which night it will make for a particularly exciting read. Be ready!
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