Tooth Fairy in Training
Tooth Fairy in Training

Tooth Fairy in Training

Written by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Briony May Smith
Physical book
3 - 7
Reading age
Page count
Dec 10, 2019
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This spin on the tooth-fairy tradition has moments of brilliance but ultimately falls towards mediocrity with a trail of pink glitter

Tate is a tooth fairy in training, embarking on her first night of instruction by the side of her sister May. After some one-on-one chalkboard instruction and a little role play, they set off to collect teeth from some unusual suspects—a baby hippo, seal and anaconda to name a few—before arriving at a more familiar looking bed of a little girl. When Tate inadvertently creates a clatter and awakens Melissa, they’re both in for a surprise, but it’s nothing that a little fairy wish can’t handle. While an interesting take on the tooth-fairy tradition, involving animals as well as children, the implication that children are as dangerous (if not more so) than the aforementioned animals feels forced and jaded, especially in contrast to the overabundance of pink and sparkles, whose presence would imply this is a book that is aimed to please the stereotypical little girl, in particular. The backgrounds themselves have been able to escape the color pink frequently permeating fairy books—the underwater spread of ocean creatures is a standout—but May and Tate’s pink hair and trails of pink glitter pigeon-hole Tooth Fairy in Training unnecessarily and detract from the elements that are original. The book’s cadence is fair but requires work and attention from the reader to capture the rhymes as they shift around the page in a flood of bolded italics.

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  • Tate and May visit a lot of different "kids" who have lost their teeth. Which would be your favorite animal to collect teeth from? Which do you think would be the scariest?
  • Tate learns how to be a good tooth fairy from her older sister. What have your siblings, parents or friends taught you how to do?


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Book Details

Publication Date
December 10, 2019
Text Details
This book was typeset in Walbaum.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were done in pencil and colored digitally.
Page Count
Reading Age
3 - 7 years

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