My son is a little over one year older than my daughter. She hates that and competes with him in ALL things. When he lost his first tooth and she saw that he got a dollar, it was on like fairy song. (She is currently obsessed with fairies.) A week later she gleefully announced that she had a loose tooth. Soon after, she walked up to me with a huge, bloody smile and showed me the tooth she had yanked out of her mouth. “Mommy, the tooth fairy has to come visit me now,” she sang.
The tooth fairy was on top of things for those first two teeth. After that, well she kind of got a little forgetful and fell asleep on the job. For teeth three and four, because true to form Pork Chop would lose a tooth followed by Pea a few days later, she forgot so many times that they finally got their dollars on the same day.
So when I was contacted by Brian Ledig, who wrote the Tale of the Tooth Fairy, along with his wife and illustrator, MK Fleming, I was ecstatic. Here was a book and tooth and fairy doll set that would help the tooth fairy stay on task! The book and gift set arrived on our doorstep on Pea’s 5th birthday and she even had a loose tooth. Perfect timing. The next day she lost the tooth and we read the Tale of the Tooth Fairy.
The book was beautifully illustrated by MK Fleming. It tells the story of a young fairy trying to find her place in the world. Ultimately, she finds her calling as the original tooth fairy. She leaves small gifts in exchange for lost teeth.
It is easy to see why this book was awarded the Winner of Best Children’s Book by Creative Child Magazine.
Unlike, the Elf on a Shelf, our tooth fairy doll is not magical. However, she wears a small pouch for the tooth so that the real tooth fairy can easily find it. Pea put her tooth in the pouch and darn it if that tooth fairy didn’t forget to put her prize in it! As we were leaving for school, Pea graciously said that maybe the tooth fairy had a lot of work to do last night so she will probably come by while she’s in school. Nope, that tooth fairy forgot to come by while the kids were at school, too.
We re-read the book and I explained that the problem was that the fairy was left on my desk and I accidentally covered her with papers. She was supposed to be placed near the bed! So that night, we placed the tooth fairy with her tooth on the bedside table. The next morning there was a five dollar bill in the there. That tooth fairy must have felt super guilty to leave that much money for her.
I love the illustrations and the believable tooth fairy story in this book. I love that the fairy doll is durable and cute. My daughter lugs it around everywhere with her! The author was kind enough to provide me with a free gift set to review and one to raffle off to one of my lucky readers! Please note that though I was provided a copy, it in no way influenced my review.
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