Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Tooth Fairy Wars

Cover image for The tooth fairy wars
The Tooth Fairy Wars 
by Kate Coombs
illustrated by Jake Parker
Antheneum Books, 2014, Picture Book

When Nathan loses his first tooth, he decides he doesn't want to leave it for the Tooth Fairy.  He wants to keep it forever.  The Tooth Fairy finds it anyway and leaves a dollar in its place. When he loses another tooth, he tries to find a more clever place to hide it, but the Tooth Fairy finds it again. The contest between the Tooth Fairy and Nathan escalates with more and more elaborate hiding places, and more outrageous retrieval methods. Finally the two opposing sides come to a happy compromise. This is a book that can be enjoyed on many levels.  Children will enjoy the funny story and nicely crafted, humorous illustrations.  Parents will chuckle at the tongue in cheek depiction of the fairy world bureaucracy. This is a great book for kids and parents to share together.

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