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Pamela Brill

The Whole Tooth and Nothing But: The Tooth Fairy Wars

July 29, 2014

Tooth Fairy WarsThe Whole Tooth and Nothing But: The Tooth Fairy Wars In our house, losing baby teeth means big business…and I’m talking about the Tooth Fairy making sure she has enough funds to satisfy the expectant child! Imagine how much easier life would be if a kid would rather forgo his cash reward and hang onto his lost tooth as his prize. Such is the premise of The Tooth Fairy Wars, a picture book that challenges kids to think outside the mouth, so to speak. The story revolves around a young boy named Nathan who’s determined to keep his missing teeth, no matter what the Tooth Fairy says or does. Page after page, he attempts to outsmart her with a series of seemingly clever antics…but is only met with disdain as she manages to one-up him. Readers will cheer Nathan along in his fight to succeed, and may recognize themselves in his tireless efforts to get what he wants. And just when it seems the Tooth Fairy herself has finally given up on this ungrateful boy (one who clearly does not understand how challenging her job can be!), the satisfying end to this inspiring story will have kids pumping their own fists in the air. The perfect read for the child who refuses to take “no” for an answer, The Tooth Fairy Wars proves that yes, the best man (or boy) can win after all.

In a Nutshell: A young boy’s loss is our gain: a delightful story about holding on to your beliefs, even when that means going against the grain.