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Mabel the Tooth Fairy and how she got her job
Davis, Katie (Katie I.)
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Relates how Mabel Becaharuvic's failure to brush or floss her own teeth turned her from an ordinary fairy into the Tooth Fairy.
Reading Level:
AD 430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 71624.
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Clearfield Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Little Books
Kenmore Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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Audubon Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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Mabel, the tooth fairy, hated brushing, and she hated flossing, and, well, you can imagine what happened to her choppers. It was disgusting . But then she came up with a plan to get her smile back . . . .
With all the charm and sly humor that has made her a favorite of booksellers and librarians, Katie Davis gives us the story the fairy tales censor. It will have you laughing so hard your teeth will fall out! (Just be sure to leave them under your pillow.)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Davis (Who Hops?) blends dental hygiene tips and appropriately tongue-in-cheek humor in her latest picture book. Mabel Becaharuvic is just an ordinary wish-granting fairy for many of her 42,364 years. But Mabel also spends these years neglecting her teeth, not brushing, flossing or seeing the dentist. As a lonely and almost-toothless fairy, Mabel decides to take action (and the baby teeth of kids, who lose them all the time) to form a new set of her own. Therein, the famed tooth fairy's work has its humble, if shaky beginnings. Luckily, a new dentist friend helps Mabel take a bite out of life-and keep her important night job. A bold palette (Mabel is sky blue with chartreuse hair and a colorful wardrobe) injects a quirky pizzazz, and Davis's humor, ranging from slightly sarcastic to downright silly, gives kids of tooth-losing age an enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at a mysterious figure-and an easy-to-swallow message. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Mabel Becaharuvic is a 42,364U-year-old fairy who began her career performing everyday, run-of-the-mill magic. She neglected her teeth and eventually lost most of them. Unable to eat the food she desires, the desperate spirit devises a plan and a change in careers. She takes the teeth that children naturally lose (there's nothing here to indicate that she leaves anything behind for them) and attempts to make herself a new set of choppers. The blue-skinned, green-haired pixie gathers a huge pile of teeth but none fits her mouth well. After striking up a friendship with a dentist, Dr. Les Payne, Mabel gets a new set of teeth, assists the man in his work, and continues her visits to children in the night. The pictures are presented in a variety of perspectives and layouts, some with speech balloons that further the cartoon tone of the story. Davis's trademark bright acrylic illustrations catch the eye but the ho-hum story does not warrant repeated readings. Are children really going to warm up to a story that mentions halitosis, gingivitis, false teeth, plaque, and comprehensive dental coverage? It's highly unlikely.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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