Busy Night by Ross Collins

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During what turns out to be one very eventful night, a little boy named Ben is hoping to exchange his loose tooth for something special from the Tooth Fairy, but before she can do her work, she has to get past the Sandman. A turf battle ensues as some ghosts, The-Thing-Under-the-Bed, and even Santa Claus show up to create some nighttime havoc. Only when these precocious characters make enough noise to wake Ben up and hear him shout, "Clear off!" do they get the hint and move on to Mary's house across the street. Parents will appreciate this light-hearted approach to calming nighttime anxiety-what could be better than putting a child to sleep with a laugh and a smile?

About Ross Collins

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Ross Collins is well known for his funky books. What If? was a Young Hoosier State Award nominee, and was named a "Blue Ribbon Book of 1999" by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Ross enjoys swinging precariously backwards on chairs and running with scissors. He currently lives in Scotland.
Published May 3, 2002 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Collins's (What If?) premise is hilarious, even if his tooth fairy sometimes adds too cranky a tone to the mix (and even if she exceeds her customary role by performing tooth extractions here).

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