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The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy

3.10  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy lives in the Museum, where she polishes her giant tooth collection and remembers the good old days. But when a little girl with a loose tooth walks through with her class, the D.T.F. knows she wants it, wants it, WANTS it! The thing is, the world has changed quite a lot since the D.T.F. was out and about -- there are doorknobs, slobbering dogs, and ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy once had a wonderful job, extracting and collecting teeth from the large beasts that roamed the Earth. However, as they are all extinct, her life has become fairly dreary of late. That is, until she spots a little girl who loses a tooth. Chasing the little one down, the Dinosaur Tooth Fairy tries to locate this dental anomaly and add it to her collection, There seems to be another fairy vying for the tooth, which could pose a problem. With some tricky tooth work both fai ...more
Karen Burt
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Originally as I read the story I thought the idea of a dinosaur tooth fairy was fun, but after reading the story I was a little confused about the story line. I don't think kids will realize that there is a dinosaur tooth fairy and a regular tooth fairy competing to get children’s teeth as they lose them. The dinosaur tooth fairy runs over the real tooth fairy in the middle of the story and I think kids will totally miss that point, I know I had to take a second look at it. The illustrations are ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots of repeated words and threes and a search for the child from the museum with the loose then lost tooth. The dinosaur tooth fairy finds a lot of new things along the way but needs the tooth of the child and can't seem to get to it. And another tooth fairy is competing for the tooth, too. So the dinosaur tooth fairy must find a fun solution at the end. ...more
TIS Kids
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's about the dinosaur who collected teeth. She had a very good collection of different fangs from her fellow dinosaurs until one day, she got very lonely for she can't able to find new tooth to collect. All she needed is to get one so she would feel better. Do you think she would find a new tooth? If yes, who would you think it belongs to? ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a really good idea that was poorly executed. The text doesn't flow well, and the plot is unclear. ...more
Pamela Powell
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute story, but my younger students had a bit of trouble figuring out that the other character was also a tooth fairy.
Kristen Dutkiewicz
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Simple story about a Dino tooth fairy.
Library Lady Terri
A love of teeth and new friends!
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
I found this book a little confusing. I didn't get that the human tooth fairy was battling the dinosaur tooth fairy for teeth. I don't know where the human tooth fairy got the big tooth she trades with at the end. ...more
Lynn  Davidson
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Don't be like me and not pay close attention to the illustrations as you read through this book. I was confused and had to read the whole thing a couple more times to really catch on to what was happening.

The dinosaur tooth fairy is now alone and has no more dinosaur teeth to collect since the extinction. But, look closely, she's NOT alone! There's a tooth fairy for humans and they're both after the same little girl's tooth.
You have to look closely because the human's tooth fairy is small and hi
Jenn Swanson
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
My daughter enjoyed this book and loved the pictures. I just kept thinking while I was reading to her "did the dinosaurs at least get anything for those ginormous teeth?" Would recommend. ...more
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Dinosaur tooth fairy is the very last one left. A long time ago she was very busy collecting dinosaur teeth. But now the dinosaurs are gone and she is feeling very lonely. A new tooth would make her feel so much better, but she doesn’t know where to find one. But the dinosaur tooth fairy is in luck. A visitor to the dinosaur museum has a loose tooth. She follows the little girl home in hopes of acquiring the tooth for her collection. But she is competition with the human tooth fairy. After a lit ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Brockenbrough, Martha The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. Illustrated by Israel Sanchez. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.

This book is about a Dinosaur Tooth Fairy that has a very impressive collection of teeth. But she is sad because all of her dinosaur friends are extinct. She knows what will cheer her up: a new tooth to add to her collection. She finds the perfect loose tooth when watching a little girl who is visiting the museum. The little girl loses the tooth right there in the mu
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Although I like the idea of a Dinosaur Tooth Fairy who has little to do now that dinosaurs are extinct, much of this picture book will go over the head of readers unless they pay close attention. I'm not sure that I understood the last page. The story follows a Dinosaur Tooth Fairy who spots a girl who just lost a tooth while visiting the museum where she lives. She follows her home and waits patiently to take the tooth. Just as she reaches to take it from under the girl's pillow, another Tooth ...more
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libs-642
Description: The dinosaur tooth fairy who lives in a museum tries to get a little girl's tooth that is loose, but find herself in competition with a human toothfairy who also wants the tooth.

Curriculum connection: This is a great picture book for storytelling.

Personal reaction to the book: I loved the book! Every child can relate to losing a tooth. The author does a great job of making the experience fun.

Assessment of the visual appeal: The book is large and has vibrant bright colors of dinosaur
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Did you know even the Dinosaurs had a tooth-fairy? Can you imagine what life for an immortal creature must be like when their job becomes extinct? Pretty dull. The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy spends her days polishing the teeth in a museum of dinosaur bones. One day she notices a young girl who just lost a tooth and the fairy is determined to get that tooth. Leaving the museum for the first time in many, many, many years she follows the girl home in hopes of retrieving the object of her desire. However ...more
Viviane Elbee
I loved the idea of a dinosaur tooth fairy, and the illustrations were fun.

However, the kids and I were confused - at first it was not completely clear that there was both a human tooth fairy and a dinosaur tooth fairy. Then we were also confused at the end, when a new giant tooth appears. We weren't sure if it was just her old dinosaur tooth from the museum that had fallen in her bag, or if it was a dog tooth?

Dinosaur lovers may enjoy this dino tooth fairy tale, despite the confusion.
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
This story is stupid, stupid, stupid...I guess things have to be repeated three times....I guess if you have children going through the missing tooth phase of their lives this might be an interesting book, but I just found completely annoying and I couldn't wait for it to be over. I guess if you like dinosaurs, it might be fun but...I didn't find anything special about it... it was actually a little strange. The Dinosaur tooth fairy vs Human Tooth Fairy...insert eye roll here.... ...more
Msjennifers Corner
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book but ended up thinking it was just okay. The idea of a dinosaur tooth fairy was intriguing to me but the idea of the dinosaur tooth fairy just chasing around a human child for her tooth was disappointing. I would have preferred a story set in dinosaur time or dinosaurs living as we do.
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
It has been so long since the dinosaur tooth fairy has gotten to collect teeth. She gets very excited to see a young child with a loose tooth visiting the museum she is currently camped out in. The dinosaur tooth fairy follows the child home but finds out that she has competition-The Human Tooth Fairy. Interesting concept but the story fell a bit flat for me.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-a-day
Tooth fairy customs are prevalent throughout the world but dinosaurs have them too; this is the last one though. What happens when tooth cravings create an unexpected adventure? This title delights and surprises in words and pictures.

My full review:

Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Cute tooth fairy book starring a dinosaur. The dino is a museum curator, polishing the ancient teeth of her ancestors. She's the last one of her kind. When a girl at the museum loses her tooth, the dino chases after her and finds something even nicer than a tooth for her collection. ...more
Whole And
Two fairies, one dinosaur, one not, a little girl with a tooth under her pillow, everyone gets the kind of tooth they are looking for in the end but not so smoothly....

A cute read, fun for the time when children are loosing their teeth.

Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Dino tooth-fairy! This should have been SUCH a FUN book. But it's NOT. At the end I seriously asked my kids if they understood what I read because I sure didn't... It got by with the 2 stars from me for the colorful pictures. Skip the story! ...more
May 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
The context of this is just to weird, you have to pay close attention to understand things and even then there are some things that don't have clear answers, the word choice is also awkward. ...more
Justina Chen
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Delightful! A fresh, funny, and charming take on tooth fairies.
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
Review on vid coming soon to my blog. Will post link soon!
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, 2013
I hate dinosaurs and dentists, but I love this.
PottWab Regional Library
Oct 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-new
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Martha Brockenbrough is author of The Game of Love and Death, Finding Bigfoot, The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy, and Devine Intervention, books for young readers. For adults, she has written Things That Make Us [Sic], a hilarious guide to things that can go wrong with English, and It Could Happen to You, a diary of her first pregnancy. She's the founder of National Grammar Day and SPOGG, the Society for t ...more

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