Dear Tooth Fairy

You'll be flashing a smile after grabbing this one. 

*If you are planning on going the whole tooth fairy route with your children, this seems like the perfect accompaniment for it  
*The removable inserts stuffed into the envelopes are the major reason this book is getting high marks from me
*Vanessa Cabban's drawings do a good job of meshing the real and fantasy worlds, although (as you'll see below) it seems like she drew them without fully paying heed to the words chosen by her writing partner

*Alan Durant's text had a few cavities, but, all in all, was strong enough 
*Since Fairyland revolves completely around the acquisition of teeth, I found it odd that it's portrayed with so few chompers 
*Similarly, there wasn't a ton of the color white there either, considering that was said to be fairies' favorite hue -- given the lack of diversity in the fairy population, I hope that's not a secretly racist thing (I'm assuming it's not)

Dear Tooth Fairy is not one of the better Buys on my list, but it still does enough to warrant the rating.  It has an obvious niche appeal and, smartly, is written for kids roughly that age.  It also makes for a terrible library book, since the contents of those envelopes will fall out (into your neighbors' homes) and reduce your enjoyment level proportionally.  [For this reason alone, the possibility of a Borrow grew wings and fluttered away.]  Here's how I see it: much like the milk teeth it centers on, DTF serves a valuable purpose that will happen to cost you a few coins, but it has a noticeable shelf life.  Once your youngest has his or her complete second set, you'll likely hide Durant's effort under a pillow somewhere and forget about it.

BUY / Borrow / Donate / Destroy

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