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Dave and the Tooth Fairy
Wilkins, Verna.
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School & Library edition.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Tamarind ; [Place of publication not identified] : HTS Books, [1993]

Physical Description:
23 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
A new angle on an old favorite about a child's tooth and a tooth fairy.
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"HTS Books, an imprint of Forest House"
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PIC. BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Verna Allette Wilkins presents a new angle on the child's tooth and tooth fairy story. David is an enterprising young man, and Afiya is a thoroughly modern tooth fairy.

Author Notes

Verna Wilkins is the author of 30 picture books and biographies for young people. Her books have featured on National Curriculum and BBC children's television, and been chosen among the Children's Books of the Year. She was born in Grenada and lives in London.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A fresh angle on the Tooth Fairy features appealing contemporary black characters, but strips the dental-minded damsel of her magical aura. Dave is thrilled when ``his biggest sneeze ever'' causes a loose tooth to shoot out of his mouth. His excitement and, later, his concern as he searches for his tooth come through beautifully in Hunt's crisp, super-realistic colored-pencil illustrations. When Dave's visiting grandfather jokes that he once sneezed so hard that ``all my teeth flew out,'' Dave is inspired to pinch Grandad's dentures. The scene then shifts to a sterile Tooth Fairyland (complete with computer and pager), where the lonesome Tooth Fairy, Afiya, avidly seeks a job where she can ``meet more children when they are awake.'' Clad in modern dance garb with detachable wings, Afiya answers Dave's call but quickly exits his room, unable to afford Grandad's 32 teeth. Luckily, Grandad makes the important swap before morning (a pictorial gaffe here shows Aifya on-duty sans wings); Dave gets his reward and Afiya lands a job in a kite shop (where Dave spends his bounty). Everybody's happy--except that the position of Tooth Fairy goes unfilled. Ages 3-10. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved