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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sink your Teeth Into This

Dental romps, a tiny visitor, a pink tooth pillow, and a fairytastic new book is how we celebrated the loss of Little Reader’s first wiggly tooth.  And today we have another wobbler, but yet we’ve already romped all the tooth reads.  I’m surprised how few really good books I could find on tooth fairies but thanks to my new favorite place, (Amazon) I’m filling in the caps -  I mean gaps.

A stormy twister mess also came to visit last evening knocking down trees, fences, mailboxes, and like Charlie McButton left us without power and unplugged.  At least the kids enjoyed their day off boogie boarding in the front yard.  But not to worry, the garden is somewhat still intact.  Will clean it out today and map out where we are going to add on. 

Thinking about an everything blue garden. And on my search for blue things, I found the strangest plant, which sent me on a most unusual garden tangent.   I can’t elaborate just yet!  (See Contest Below)   This garden is giving me so many wonderful writing ideas, just need to get them down before I forget them all.  In fact one of my favorite romps is about a … What, you thought I was gonna give away the answer!
Contest:
So I just ordered the seeds for this odd, rather phallic, not so typical, hot weather garden plant. I will send a package of seeds to whoever can guess this first.  What am I?  

Friday’s the big day!  What could be more exciting than drilling and filling on a root canal?  Not my idea of toothy fun, but that’s not what I’m talking about.  It’s my B-Day tomorrow and Little Reader has assured me a Coraline garden surprise. “Hey she has the same name and blue hair – and you love the color blue.” Although, it’s actually Caroline, I remain polite when people call me Coraline.

This is one of the best movies, and I just received a copy of Coraline, by Neil Gaiman thanks to one of my readers.  Wonder how I could replicate a garden like this?  My next blog: Caroline Makes Coraline’s Garden.  



Tooth Pics
Yes, the tooth fairy is an avid reader.

Mabel the Tooth Fairy and How She Got Her Job
By Davis, Katie



Floss before reading.  So how did this whole tooth fairy thing come in to play anyway?  Believe it or not, she was once just an ordinary fairy with dental problems.   And thank goodness she turned things around, becoming the world-famous Tooth Fairy. How?  Well, the answer can be found at your local library.  Light-hearted intentions, encouraging brushing teeth.  “Mama, what do vampires use to brush their teeth?"  Little Reader
I think this is a joke, but I don’t have the answer.

Dear Tooth Fairy
By Durant, Alan




This adorable, PINK, interactive book guarantees pearly white smiles with its pull out letters, charts, and a coin from the tooth fairy. Written in dialogue, a little girl worried about her tooth gets encouragement from the tooth fairy through letters.  This was a gift from our fairy visitor, and Little Reader wants to know what kinds of books she gives to boys.   A best first loose tooth story for girls.

The Tooth Tree
By Heller, Nicholas




An imaginative story about not believing in the tooth fairy. When Charlie didn’t believe, he buried his tooth in the backyard to see what would happen. And just like in Jack and his magic bean, a gigantic snake tree grows and begins devouring all his things.  But thanks to the checkered shirt tooth fairy, all is saved.   A lot of tooth fairy books are geared towards little girls, and this one is a better boy read. 

Nice Try Tooth Fairy
By Olson, Mary




When a little girl wants her tooth back to show her grandpa, the silly tooth fairy can’t seem to get back the right tooth.  No those teeth belong to a hippo, elephant, alligator!   Will she ever find the right one?

The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez
By Laínez, René Colato




A Spanish tooth fairytale twist.  Who took the tooth from under Miguelito's pillow, the tooth fairy or El Raton?   I’m usually not a fan of multicultural books, but the concept of team work and friendship comes together impressively in this vibrant colored story.  Though, not a Little Reader favorite.

Sweet Tooth
By Palatini, Margie




Stewart wants to eat healthy, however his sinister confection craving tooth wants nothing but sweets…cookies, candy, cake.  But when the tooth falls out, it becomes the tooth fairy's problem.   “Today my loose tooth is an IHOP tooth, and it wants pancakes.” - Little Reader

Gone With the Wand
By Palatini, Margie




Bernice Sparklestein’s wand has fizzled, so now what will become of this fairy Godmother?  Thanks to her zany BFF’s Edith B. Cuspid and Tooth Fairy Second Class, she finds her magical powers again.  Little Reader not a hit, but recommend this for older elementary readers due to word choice and length.  


Tooth Be Told,
The not so good romps

Sparkley the Tooth Fairy
By Casey, Mary

Martin and the Tooth Fairy
By Chardiet, Bernice


Toyin Fay
By Wilkins, Verna Allette
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