Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Very Beary Tooth Fairy

The Very Beary Tooth Fairy
A. Levine

What happens when a bear loses his tooth? Is there a bear tooth fairy? A little bear, named Zach, overhears a human discussing the tooth fairy. Zach’s mom has told him that humans are dangerous and unpredictable. Now Zach is worried that the tooth fairy is a human. After losing his tooth, he becomes too scared to go to sleep. But his mom was right when she said bears could be anything they wanted to be. The illustrations cover almost every page and help to tell the story as much as the words do. The book handles the issues of a lost tooth and fear very well and age appropriately. It also showcased kindness and understanding shown by the older sister. The target age is preschool children, but my 6 year old son, who just lost a tooth, was very entertained. I appreciated some of the larger vocabulary that was used throughout the book; which led to a discussion with my four year old.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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