Susan Hood ▪ illustrated by Janice Nadeau
Available now ▪ Kids Can Press ▪ Ages 3 - 7
This finely rendered fable introduces readers to France's version of the tooth fairy.
Story: In many countries around the world, there is no such thing as The Tooth Fairy. Instead, there is the Tooth Mouse! This modern fable, set in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, tells how an aging French Tooth Mouse names her successor. Can little Sophie meet the three contest challenges? Can she prove she is the right mouse of the job of La Petite Souris? Illustrated in gorgeous watercolors, the book includes information about tooth traditions around the globe.
Formerly the content director for NICK JR. magazine, Susan Hood has written more than 200 children's books -- including two other picture books due out this fall: JUST SAY BOO! and SPIKE: THE MIXED-UP MONSTER, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, winner of both the 2012 Sibert Award for nonfiction and a Caldecott Honor Award. Illustrator Janet Nadeau lives in Montreal and is a three-time recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Illustration,
Canada’s most prestigious literary prize.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Beautifully executed…. Hood masterfully spins her story with lush language sprinkled with some French (which further impresses when read aloud). … Readers will pore over the exquisitely drawn details on each page.... With a nod to classic titles of years past, this provides a fresh, modern take on an itty-bitty heroine's achievement of her seemingly impossible goal."
A 2013 ReadBoston’s Best Read Aloud Book Award Finalist!