Letters From My Tooth Fairy

One special rite of passage in childhood is the loss of the first baby tooth. For many children it's an exhilarating time, while for others the trauma of the first "gap" is cause for mortification. And the journey of losing those baby teeth is not a speedy one--it lasts for nearly six years! In Letters From My Tooth Fairy, Natalie and her devoted tooth fairy exchange letters, asking and answering questions about some of childhood's most important moments. From the loss of her first tooth as a first grader to losing her last two baby teeth as a confident eleven-year-old, Natalie's early milestones, including bad school pictures and best friend troubles, are lovingly told through this epistolary relationship. Readers of all ages--those with baby teeth and those years beyond--will cheer for Natalie as she experiences the highs and lows of this time of life. Energetic, colorful artwork perfectly captures the magic of this toothsome tale, making us all wish for our very own tooth fairy.


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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey [E]
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110557), PDF (9781534167391), Hosted ebook (9781534167568)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Author: Brooke Hecker

Brooke Hecker works in marketing for a television network in New York City. She has two daughters, and she sometimes secretly reads their books after they’ve gone to sleep. Letters from My Tooth Fairy is Brooke’s first book and is based off of the real letters that her daughters have received from their actual Tooth Fairies. Hopefully their Tooth Fairies don’t mind! Brooke lives with her family in New York City. Visit her via Instagram @brookehecker.

Illustrator: Deborah Melmon

Deborah Melmon spent her childhood in Southern California, within bike-riding distance of the beach. Encouraged by her high school art teacher, she began her professional career painting Christmas windows during the holiday season. After graduating from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she restarted her career illustrating for the children’s market and licensing her work on greeting cards, gift wrap, and fabric. She has illustrated more than fifty children’s books. Deborah lives in the Bay Area and shares her studio with a comical Airedaleterrier named Mack. Find out more about Deborah at

  • Tooth 1: The Very First Tooth
  • Tooth 2: Blizzard
  • Tooth 3: Knocked Out
  • Tooth 4: Gap Tooth
  • Tooth 5: Do Teeth Grow?
  • Tooth 6: Bunk Bed
  • Tooth 7: Little Sister
  • Tooth 8: Miss Molar Mary
  • Tooth 9: Solar System Mobile
  • Tooth 10: Moving
  • Tooth 11: Thanksgiving
  • Tooth 12: Swallowed Tooth?
  • Tooth 13: Mother Dearest
  • Tooth 14: Lost Lost Tooth
  • Tooth 15: More Money
  • Tooth 16: New Year’s Eve
  • Tooth 17: Camp Timberwood
  • Tooth 18: Buck Teeth
  • 19 and 20: Braces