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
--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.
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