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Tooth Fairy in Training

Michelle Robinson, Briony May Smith (Illustrator)


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When it’s time for Tate to start her tooth-fairy training, she learns that there’s much more to the job than just leaving coins for sleeping children.

Tate’s tooth-fairy training starts today, and her big sister, May, is taking her out on her very first tooth-collecting mission. After practicing at home, Tate is ready to test her skills, and May leads her to their first stop: a herd of hippos in a lake! After all, human children aren’t the only young creatures that lose their teeth. In fact, being a tooth fairy is a dangerous job, and Tate must visit all kinds of toothy predators before the night is up. Will she be able to collect the teeth from narwhals, anacondas, and more — all without waking a single creature? Author Michelle Robinson and illustrator Briony May Smith introduce two brave fairy sisters with a whimsical, rhyming read-aloud.

Praise For Tooth Fairy in Training

A fresh take on tooth-fairy lore.
—Kirkus Reviews

Pencil illustrations, colored digitally, provide great detail about the story’s varied characters and locations. This magical tale has plenty of sweetness and sparkle to satisfy fairy fans, along with a bit of bite to appeal to a wider audience.

Candlewick, 9781536209396, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2019

About the Author

Michelle Robinson has written several books for children, including How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, illustrated by Kate Hindley; There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes, illustrated by Jim Field; and The Pawed Piper, illustrated by Chinlun Lee. Michelle Robinson lives in England.

Briony May Smith is the author-illustrator of Imelda and the Goblin King and the illustrator of The Giant’s Necklace, written by Michael Morpurgo. She lives in England.