Has the Tooth Fairy visited your grandchild? I recommend a cute book The Tooth Fairy Book, a very sweet interpretation of what the tooth fairy does with all the teeth she collects. It would make an adorable gift for that special milestone in your grandchild’s life.
On my last visit to see my granddaughters I shared in the joy of Juliet’s excitement over losing her front tooth. It had been loose for weeks and while I was there my daughter gave it a little tug and out it came. Juliet was so excited about the tooth fairy’s visit, she placed her precious tooth in the pocket of a pink gingham pillow embroidered with “For the Tooth Fairy.” The pillow belonged to my daughter who’d saved it all these years to pass on to her children.
That night Juliet was so excited she could hardly fall asleep. She also had a fever, which may have had something to do with her restlessness. She kept worrying how the Tooth Fairy was going to get into her room.
The next morning she came running in to see me. “Look what the Tooth Fairy brought me, BaBa!” she said and held up The Tooth Fairy Book, which my daughter had researched and found online. This book tells the story of the world of Tooth Fairies and what becomes of lost teeth. There are sayings, riddles, and stories of different traditions from around the world about lost teeth. It comes with a velvet pouch to put the tooth in before placing it under the pillow. The book contains a journal for recording the first lost tooth, and a place to put “before” and “after” pictures of your grandchild’s smile.
And speaking of smiles, when Juliet went to school the next morning, her teacher took one look at her and said: “You have a window in your smile!”