Letters From My Tooth Fairy By Brooke Hecker Illustrated By Deborah Melmon

Back of Book:
One special rite of passage in childhood is the loss of the first baby tooth. For many children, it’s an exhilarating time, while for others the trauma of the first “gap” is cause for mortification. And the journey of losing those baby teeth is not a speedy one–it lasts for nearly six years! In Letters From My Tooth Fairy, Natalie and her devoted tooth fairy exchange letters, asking and answering questions about some of childhood’s most important moments. From the loss of her first tooth as a first grader to losing her last two baby teeth as a confident eleven-year-old, Natalie’s early milestones, including bad school pictures and best friend troubles, are lovingly told through this epistolary relationship. Readers of all ages–those with baby teeth and those years beyond–will cheer for Natalie as she experiences the highs and lows of this time of life.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Sleeping Bear Press in exchange for an honest review.
“Letters from My Tooth Fairy” by Brooke Hecker is a charming picture book that follows an exchange of letters from a little girl named Natalie and her tooth fairy. The letters begin when Natalie turns six and continues until she loses her last molars were pulled. Each letter showcases the different ways that Natalie loses her teeth like jumping on the trampoline, eating Thanksgiving dinner, and at camp. Readers will love connecting with Natalie and her stories. The illustrations by Deborah Melmon are full of bright colors that capture the magic of the tooth fairy. I love how realistic images of the money are. This is a terrific story to celebrate the important milestone of losing teeth in a child’s life.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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