In the wordless storyboard format and soft pastel drawings that have become his trademark, Peter Collington offers an enchanting solution to the age-old mystery of what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth! He follows an industrious tooth fairy on an arduous night's work of creating a perfect silver coin and exchanging it for a precious baby tooth. Back in her cozy parlor, she lovingly transforms her prize into a new ivory key for her broken piano, then sits down to play a tune. The trade edition includes a make-it-yourself tooth box for commemorating a milestone of every childhood--losing the first baby tooth.
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What Do The Fairies Do With All Those Teeth? is the title of a children's book by Michel Luppens that is full of whimsical possibilities. In contrast, Peter Collington's book tells a story with just one explanation. Collington specializes in entirely wordless storytelling, painstakingly drawn frame by frame. It turns out the Tooth Fairy makes piano keys from the tiny teeth, a manufacturing process illustrated in great detail. You will either love this notion or be repelled by it; the crux is in the drawing of course. After laboring through the construction process, the final scenes show the Tooth Fairy tinkling the keyboard back in her apartment.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2?This book provides interesting answers to children's questions about where the tooth fairy gets her money and what she does with the teeth. Through a series of wordless pictures, Collington shows how she does her thing. When a young girl loses her tooth and puts it under her pillow, the tooth fairy makes the coin all by herself, from mining the metal in a deep underground cave to the final casting. She then exchanges it for the tooth, which she takes to her workshop. There she painstakingly cuts it into slices that exactly cover the top of one of her piano keys. There is no magic here, just hard work and skill. There are many details to pore over in these finely executed colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations. On many of the pages, several vignettes of various sizes are laid out on a white background. This allows the eye to move uninterruptedly from one drawing to another as if watching a motion picture. The sequence in which the tiny tooth fairy struggles with the huge bed pillow is very funny. There is much here for the young to enjoy and ponder, either by themselves or with the help of an older friend.?Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
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