Summer Reading

For first-graders: The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez, by Rene Calato Lainez. You know what the Tooth Fairy does, right? She gets a signal when a child loses a tooth, and goes down at night to collect it. Do you know about El Raton Perez? He's a magical mouse who collects lost teeth from niños all around the world. One night, as a young boy named Miguelito sleeps, BOTH the Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez show up to pick up his tooth! Well this is a problem, and an argument. There's only one tooth; who should get to claim it? They pull and they push and push and pull and-where did the tooth go? Now no one has it! A wonderful story about the importance of sharing, which has a magic all its own. (Tricycle Press hardback, $16.99)

Read the complete list of books for this summer at Tri-City Voice.

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