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REVIEW: How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell

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Title: How to Trick the Tooth Fairy

Author: Erin Danielle Russell

Illustrator: Jennifer Hansen Rolli

Published: May 2018

Theme: Pranks

Character Origin: Human

Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 40

Ages: 4-8 | Book Level: 2.5 | Lexile Measure: AD570L   

Synopsis: Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!

But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!

My thoughts…

Let me start by saying that I loved that the main character had brown skin AND curly hair. That is so refreshing to see. This is a really cute story. The pranks exchanged between Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy were really silly. I didn’t really like the paper of this book. I’m a fan of the glossy pages. They are easier to turn especially for little hands and the pages don’t stain as easily.

Rolli’s illustrations were the highlight of the book and quite delightful. This is an easy read for early readers. The words were clear and the font size allows for easy finger-pointing. The callouts were a nice touch too. Kids will be able to relate to the Tooth Fairy and maybe even get a giggle or two out of the pranks that her and Kaylee play on each other.

My rating…

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