Bob Graham is the beloved author-illustrator of many books for children, including HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING; DIMITY DUMPTY; "LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE; OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY; and JETHRO BYRD, FAIRY CHILD. He lives in Australia.
Young audiences will linger over the detailed illustrations that
bring to life Graham's gentle tale.
--The Horn Book (starred review)
Theres so much wonderful whimsy here, its hard to know what to
praise first. As always, a major treat is Graham's detail-filled
artwork, here punctuated by a fairy toilet made from an egg cup and
ceiling decorations of hanging teeth. But Graham also slyly covers
some interesting issues as well: the cocoon in which parents like
to keep their kiddies, alternative families, and the pride and
accomplishment children feel with a job well done. Fresh and lots
--Booklist (starred review) So very charming, touching and heartwarming.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This is sure to be a favorite with the wiggly-tooth set.
--Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books (starred review) Whimsical illustrations and bright colors. Bob Graham uses his talents as an authorand illustrator to give us a peek into an almost believable, tiny world of tooth fairies where dad sports a ponytail, mom has a tattoo, and children carry cell phones
--Library Media Connection Humorous writing and ink and watercolor paintings are first rate. The spunky heroines exude courage and spirit.
--Plain Dealer Graham fills his pastel cartoonlike drawings with clever details such as a coffee cup for a bathtub and postage stamps for wall decorations. The story's marvelous magic glides over the few lapses in logic It's a loving tale of growing up