Bob Graham is the beloved author-illustrator of many books for children, including HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING; DIMITY DUMPTY; "LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE; OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY; and JETHRO BYRD, FAIRY CHILD. He lives in Australia.
Young audiences will linger over the detailed illustrations that bring to life Graham's gentle tale. --The Horn Book (starred review) Theres so much wonderful whimsy here, its hard to know what to praise first. As always, a major treat is Graham's detail-filled artwork, here punctuated by a fairy toilet made from an egg cup and ceiling decorations of hanging teeth. But Graham also slyly covers some interesting issues as well: the cocoon in which parents like to keep their kiddies, alternative families, and the pride and accomplishment children feel with a job well done. Fresh and lots of fun. --Booklist (starred review) So very charming, touching and heartwarming. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This is sure to be a favorite with the wiggly-tooth set. --Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books (starred review) Whimsical illustrations and bright colors. Bob Graham uses his talents as an authorand illustrator to give us a peek into an almost believable, tiny world of tooth fairies where dad sports a ponytail, mom has a tattoo, and children carry cell phones --Library Media Connection Humorous writing and ink and watercolor paintings are first rate. The spunky heroines exude courage and spirit. --Plain Dealer Graham fills his pastel cartoonlike drawings with clever details such as a coffee cup for a bathtub and postage stamps for wall decorations. The story's marvelous magic glides over the few lapses in logic It's a loving tale of growing up --Sacramento Bee