PICTURE BOOK REVIEW: How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell


Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!

But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!


I am not a huge fan of pulling pranks.  I think that it can be very unkind and mean. But the consequences of pulling pranks is seen in this story as Kaylee and the tooth fairy face off.  Kaylee loves to prank and so when she loses a tooth she naturally turns the tooth fairy's visit into a prank and gives the tooth fairy a fake frog rather than her tooth.  But she doesn't realize that the tooth fairy is a prankster herself and is more than willing to give back.  As the pranks go back and forth though the problems created by the pranks get bigger until it finally becomes obvious that things have gotten out of hand.  But have they really learned their lesson?  The illustrations are darling and full of life and spirit, the sparkles on the cover are bound to catch the eye of young readers.  The twinkle of mischief in Kaylee's eyes is hard to miss and adds to the appeal of the story.  This is a book that is bound to be enjoyed by many a young prankster.


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