Welcome to Day #1 of the How to Trick the Tooth Fairy Blog Tour!
To celebrate the release of How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell and illustrated by Jennifer Hansen Rolli on May 1st, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Erin, as well as 5 chances to win a copy of How to Trick the Tooth Fairy!
Tooth Fairy Memories and Magic
by Erin Danielle Russell
As a kid, I was a big fan of the Tooth Fairy because she was a girl like me. Santa Claus was great, of course, but to me, nothing was cooler than fairy wings and a magic wand. I wanted to meet the Tooth Fairy and become BFFs with her in hopes that she might let me borrow her magic wand sometime! I thought, how cool would it be if I could do magic too?
When I was seven, I lost a tooth and made a plan to befriend the Tooth Fairy. I wrote her a letter and set it on my nightstand, and taped a note to my dollhouse letting her know she could take a break there and hang out with my dolls before returning to her teeth collecting duties. Then, I placed my tooth under my pillow, hoped for the best, and went to sleep. Hey! Maybe she’d leave me extra money for being so thoughtful!
The next day, I awoke to a big surprise! The Tooth Fairy had left a trail of glittery fairy dust all over my bedroom! SQUEEE!! She’d made her presence known in a big, sparkly way, so it must’ve been a sign she wanted to be my friend too! I couldn’t believe my luck!
While I didn’t get the chance to try out the Tooth Fairy’s magic wand, I did try out her fairy dust, aka glitter. I picked up some glitter on the floor and ate it, hoping it was magical and would make me magical too. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. I figured the magic had worn off after the Tooth Fairy had left, which meant only one thing—I had to lose another tooth fast to make her come back, and eat more while she was still there! My parents had to explain to me later that that isn’t how magic works. No more glitter for me!
Admittedly, I was a weird kid with weird ideas on how to get magic powers like the Tooth Fairy. As an adult, I’d NEVER condone eating glitter, but I do condone embracing your imagination. Your weird ideas may inspire you to write a book one day!
Blog Tour Schedule:
May 7th — Mrs. MommyBooknerd
May 8th — Books My KidsRead
May 9th — Chat withVera
May 10th — A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
May 11th — WordSpelunking
From the coauthor of Dork Diaries comes a witty and engaging picture book about a prankster who wants to pull off the best prank of all—pranking the Tooth Fairy!
Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!
But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!
About the Author: Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories since she learned how to spell. When she grew up, she became coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series with her mom, Rachel Renee Russell. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband, Jacob, and her spunky teddy bear, Stanley. When Erin’s not writing or daydreaming, she likes to cook, travel, play video games, and watch cartoons.
About the Illustrator: Jennifer Hansen Rolli grew up with lots of siblings who were waiting around corners with a trick or two up their sleeves. Today she lives with her own pranking family in Newtown, Pennsylvania (which is really a very old town). She is the author/illustrator of the picture books Just One More and Claudia and Moth. You can find more of her work at jenniferhansenrolli.com.
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