Someone I know and love just lost her first tooth this summer. Another one is on the way. We were both a little nervous. Yes, me too! I didn’t remember a thing about losing a tooth. With my mom not around to ask, I wondered if it would be hard to pull. Would she cry?
So many questions.
Thankfully, we both relaxed a little and enjoyed some children’s books written about losing teeth and the tooth fairy.
An important issue – the tooth fairy! Yes, especially as my daughter’s tooth fairy wasn’t about to pay $20 per tooth (the amount someone she knows real well received).
That’s exactly what is covered in the new book, The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy! I knew this would be important for my daughter to read. Don’t all kids excitedly share what the tooth fairy brought? When it’s different from what others have received, their can be questions, jealousy, and more.
When Sister Bear notices that she has a loose tooth, she can’t wait for it to fall out so that the Tooth Fairy will come and leave a quarter under her pillow. But then Sister finds out that her best friend, Lizzy Bruin, got even more for the last tooth she lost! What is the Tooth Fairy thinking? Mama and Papa give her good advice while Sister waits for the Tooth Fairy’s next visit.
Sister Bear gets a quarter. Lizzie Bruin gets a dollar.
PARENTS: This book makes for a great conversation starter with our kids. As we all know, it’s not just the tooth fairy that can cause kids to get upset about inequality of gifts/belongings. There are birthdays and Christmas. There are clothes (I remember wondering why I couldn’t get those brand name jeans as a child).
For fun, I bought this particular book in the Pinkalicious series from the school’s book fair last year.
Silverlicious takes a fun spin on the tooth fairy. In fact, the tooth fairy has a name, Toothetina! And she has helpers too, elves, the Easter Bunny and even Cupid. They all help when she’s needed somewhere else the most – like for a root canal.
When Pinkalicious loses a tooth, it’s not just any tooth—it’s her sweet tooth! Suddenly candy no longer tastes sweet! With her pinkatastic pen, Pinkalicious writes a note to the Tooth Fairy and tucks it under her pillow… only to hear from Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and a Christmas elf instead. It is not until the Tooth Fairy finally responds—and works some magic—that Pinkalicious discovers where sweetness really comes from.
Do you have any favorite Tooth Fairy or dentist books?