I Love My Fangs by Kelly Leigh Miller

I Love My Fangs by Kelly Leigh Miller. Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 9781534452107, 2020 

Format: Hardcover

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Picture Book

 What did you like about the book? Losing a tooth has never been so funny–especially when it is a vampire who is losing the tooth. The story begins with a young vampire saying how much he loves his sharp and pointy fangs. He shows a wall of family portraits and explains that his fangs are a family trait. He takes very good care of them by brushing and flossing every night. One day, this vampire is getting ready to take a sip out of his juice box when one of his fangs flips up and flings out of his mouth. He is in a complete panic and tries everything to glue his fang back into his mouth. He goes to bed that night hanging onto his tooth, however, the tooth fairy comes in the middle of the night to take it away. The vampire does not want to hand over his tooth, so he chases her around the house. At this point, his parents wake up and tell him that the tooth fairy takes the tooth, so he will get another. This satisfies him and he goes back to sleep–only to have his new tooth grow in during the night.

The illustrations in this story are really silly and I think kids will laugh at the vampire’s expressions–especially when he is chasing the tooth fairy around the house.

Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing

To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for children between the ages of four and seven years old, especially if they are losing some teeth.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries, preschools, anyone who works with children between the ages of four and seven years old.

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, every child loses their baby teeth, so you will have a captive audience with this book.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian.

Date of review: December 8, 2020

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