3 out of 4 stars
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The World’s First Tooth Fairy…Ever is a delightful storybook for children. It was written by Zane Carson Carruth. The story focuses on a little fairy girl named Abella who lives in Tulip Hollow with her family. As per the fairy traditions, Abella and her friend, Darcie, must receive their magic wands from the fairy master. The excited girls fly off to practice using their new magic wands as soon as they are placed in their hands. However, Abella soon realizes that magic can be used to do good things as well as naughty things.
I loved reading this book. The text to picture ratio was cohesively placed which made the layout easy on the eyes. In addition, I found that the font’s size, color, and style was very suitable for a children’s story. Moreover, I saw no errors in this book which led me to believe that it was professionally edited. The illustrations took up the most amount of space on each page, but they were fun images to look at. Many different colors were used, and the character’s facial expressions were engaging. Kids will really enjoy staring at the pictures in this book.
Friendship and helpfulness were the two main lessons that were portrayed in the story. Darcie was an amazing friend to Abella. She encouraged her to apologize to her brother after Abella made a magical mistake and ruined his game. A little animal was also saved when Abella magically helped it avoid danger. I think that youngsters will benefit from reading about these positive lessons, and perhaps they will emulate them in real life.
This was nearly a perfect book, but unfortunately, I discovered a huge flaw. The title of the book clearly sets up the reader for a story about a tooth fairy. There was even an image of a tooth on the cover. Furthermore, the last line of the first page was, ‘Abella was known everywhere as the fairy that started the tooth fairy tradition’. However, apart from these features, there was nothing about tooth fairies in the rest of the book! The book's subtitle, 'The Adventures of Abella and her Magic Wand' should have been the book's main title. Needless to say, I was disappointed that the story left out any tooth-fairy related shenanigans. Therefore, I am rating this book 3 out of 4 stars. I only deducted one star because, besides this flaw, the story and illustrations were wonderful.
This book will most appeal to youngsters who enjoy reading about magic and fairies. Children under the age of five may not understand all of the words in the book, but they will certainly enjoy looking at the illustrations. This is also a great book for parents and teachers to read aloud to kids.
The World's First Tooth Fairy...Ever
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