Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat

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Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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Cat plays Tooth Fairy in bid to meet her in funny romp.

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Educational Value

Lightheartedly reinforces Tooth Fairy ritual.

Positive Messages

Better to be honest than to try to trick someone (especially a fairy). It's fun and efficient to work as a team.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Cat is helpful but sometimes has selfish motives. He willingly does what's asked of him. Mouse is helpful but has a secret agenda (and identity!).

Violence & Scariness

Nothing scary here, but Mouse's fairy-costume skirt gets stuck under a sleeping bear while she's delivering a coin; Cat must tickle the bear's nose with a feather to make him yawn and release the skirt.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat, by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda, is another funny story of mischievous Cat, who this time tries to fool the Tooth Fairy in a scheme to see her. As in the previous Here Comes Santa Cat and Here Comes the Easter Cat, Cat does the job of a famous character who leaves stuff for kids, and this time a little mouse sidekick muscles in. As usual, the humor comes in the dialogue between the unseen narrator and Cat, who holds up signs containing each response in words and/or pictures. Nothing scary here, but Mouse's fairy-costume skirt gets stuck under a sleeping bear while she's delivering a coin, and Cat must tickle the bear's nose with a feather to make him yawn and release the skirt. 

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What's the story?

Cat loses a tooth and finds a coin under his pillow in the morning, but he's disappointed because he really wants to see the Tooth Fairy. So he then leaves her the tooth of a comb, hoping she'll come again. "I don't think you should try to trick a fairy," the unseen narrator tells him. In the morning he's mad that she didn't come, but two packages arrive at the door: one with a Tooth Fairy costume (wings and skirt) for Cat, the other with a mouse inside, already wearing the same costume. A note from the Tooth Fairy explains that she needs them to help her with a few deliveries on the list she provides. Fun ensues as they complete their task, with a surprise twist at the end.

Is it any good?

Cat is an adorable (if self-absorbed) character, and this outing's addition of a sidekick adds to the fun. Both of them try to fool the tooth fairy, learn to cooperate, and only sometimes try to pass the hardest work off on the other. It's a worthy volume in this consistently entertaining series, and the best part is this one isn't tied to a holiday, so you can read it all year long.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Tooth Fairy. What happens at your house when someone loses a tooth?

  • What's fun about a character who only holds up signs to answer questions instead of speaking?

  • Which other fairies have you read about in stories? What's fun about fairies?

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