The Very Beary Tooth Fairy by Arthur A. Levine

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A curious bear's loose tooth teaches him valuable lessons about bravery, tolerance, and the power of a loving family.

Zach's tooth is loose. But what's a bear with a loose tooth to do when his mom tells him to stay away from people, and he's eager for a visit from the Tooth Fairy? Zach is in a bear-y bind. What if the Tooth Fairy turns out to be human? When Zach asks his sister, Leah, what to do, she's too busy with her friends to help. Mom offers some comfort, but it's not enough to calm her little bear's fears. Then Zach's tooth finally falls out. And on a special night, when he tucks his tooth under his pillow--and hopes against hope--something unexpected and magical happens! From the creators of the popular picture books Monday is One Day and Uncle Bobby's Wedding comes an adorable story about the power of believing what's possible.

About Arthur A. Levine

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Arthur A. Levine is the author of several books for children. His most recent picture book, MONDAY IS ONE DAY, was hailed by Caldecott Honor medalist, Brian Selznick, as a "delightful book," and was lauded by Booklist magazine in a starred review as "that rare book perceptive enough to recognize that the random moments are those we treasure most." Arthur has been a children’s book publisher and editor for twenty-five years. Mr. Levine lives in New Jersey with his family. Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING, which was one of the ten most-challenged books in the U.S. in 2008. She has illustrated more than a dozen books for children. To see more of Sarah’s work, visit
Published January 1, 2013 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A young bear with a very loose tooth anticipates the visit of the mysterious, exciting and petrifying tooth fairy.

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Do mythic characters—especially ones that come bearing goodies—belong to us all, regardless of race, creed, or species? That’s the big question Zach the bear cub struggles with as one of his front tee

Dec 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Very Beary Tooth Fairy

PreS-Gr 1—A small bear named Zach is told by his mother that he should avoid humans because they are "dangerous and unpredictable," but he chances to hear a human mother tell her son, who has just lost a tooth, that he should expect a visit from the tooth fairy. Zach, who is also about to lose a ...

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