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 Memories and
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
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!
From the coauthor of Dork Diaries
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
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.
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
One (1) winner
will receive a copy of How to Trick the Tooth