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 Museum of lost teeth
 Author: Friedland, Elyssa

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 24 x 31 cm

 BTSB No: 356906 ISBN: 9781419757051
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Teeth -- Fiction
 Tooth Fairy -- Fiction
 Self-confidence -- Fiction
 Letters -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Toothy lives in Liam's mouth next to his best friend Fang, but when he falls out and is tucked under Liam's pillow, the Tooth Fairy appears and takes Toothy to the Museum of Lost Teeth and finds a new home where first baby teeth are proudly displayed.

 Illustrator: Jose, Gladys

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/22)
   Booklist (01/01/23)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (02/00/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2023 When we first meet Toothy, he’s living in Liam’s mouth, right next to his pal, Fang. Toothy didn’t even know he was loose until Liam wiggled him. But a few days later, “an apple took him out.” That night, Toothy sleeps soundly under Liam’s pillow until he awakens to the gentle voice of Felicity Fairy, one of the many tooth fairies (she covers “the tri-state area”). Carrying Toothy on her back, she flies to a grand building, The Museum of Lost Teeth, and places him on his own pedestal. Pulling out a copy of the note she left for Liam, she reads it aloud. Toothy proudly stands and listens while wondering about his next adventure. With phrases such as “There was a lot to chew on” woven into the narrative, the wordplay might need some explanation for young children, but there’s no mistaking the cheerful look of the digital artwork, depicting friendly little teeth enjoying their colorful surroundings at the museum. This picture book offers an upbeat, imaginative, and gently amusing take on tooth fairy lore. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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