The Tooth Fairy Meets El Rat?n P?rez
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
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The Tooth Fairy has some competition.
Meet El Ratón Pérez, the charming and adventurous mouse who collects children’s teeth in Spain and Latin America.
When both the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón Pérez arrive to claim Miguelito’s tooth, sparks fly under the Mexican-American boy’s pillow. Who will rightfully claim his tooth?
This magical tale introduces a legendary Latino character to a new audience and provides a fresh take on the familiar
childhood experience of losing one’s tooth.
Rene Colato Lainez is the author of Waiting for Papa/Esperando a Papa. Colato Lainez was born in El Salvador but moved to the United States in 1985. Rene is a teacher at Fernangeles Elementary School in Sun Valley, California. All the children know him as "the teacher full of stories." Rene graduated from California State University at Northridge. Currently, he is working on his Master's Degree in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.