by Bob Graham
When a special request comes for April and Esme to make their first official tooth fairy visit, they have to start by convincing their folks that they are old enough to go. But with some parental advice, a carrying bag, and warm coats, the girls are off to pick up their first baby tooth. They have some challenges, but meet them to become true tooth fairies. The story is very cute, but I’d give the true honors to the imaginative illustrations by Bob Graham. Because these aren’t your living-in-a-buttercup fairies. Oh, no. They have cell phones, hair dryers, and a home office. Dad is hanging the laundry to dry in front of the fireplace — including mom’s bra! These are fairies who seem just like humans, but smaller... and with wings. This interpretation adds a freshness to a magical tale.
Consider giving this book as a gift along with a make-your-own tooth keepsake box, or look for 105 other ways to give a book.
The Letter A
Book: Alphabet Rescue, by Audrey Wood and Bruce Wood
Song: “The Alphabet Song”
Book: Snip Snap! What’s That? written by Mara Bergman, illustrated by Nick Maland (It’s about an alligator.)
Rhyme: “Five Little Monkeys”
Book: Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time, written by Jody Fickes Shapiro, illustrated by Kitty Harvill
Song: “Apples and Bananas”
Book: I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track, written by Joshua Prince, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Song: “The Ants Go Marching”
Go here for the full text of songs/rhymes/fingerplays.
Go here for more on how to win twenty-five picture books in the ABC Giveaway.
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