Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Heather, The Scared Tooth Fairy" Book Review...

...AR and I recently read "Heather, the Scared Tooth Fairy." It was a sweet book and I loved that the mother and daughter wrote it together. Maybe when AR is older, we can do the same thing. The book was written by Jeannie Dowling and her daughter Jasmin. Here's some her take on the story and why she wrote it:

"I wanted to have a fun project for my daughter Jasmin (9 years at the time) and I to do together, so I thought that creating a book together would be fun.
I’ve always wondered what it was like for tooth fairies.  Did they have to go to school?  How long did they have to go to school…was it one year, or the same as us, 12 years?  So I let my imagination run free. 
Hoping to help my daughter and others with their fears, we thought of something that made me scared when I was in elementary school.  I remembered getting a new teacher in the middle of the year in elementary school.  I had so many worries of what the new teacher was like and what she expected. 
I would write a couple pages and read them to Jasmin and she would help me come up with some rhymes and other ideas that could come up in the lives of a tooth fairy.  With each page that I made Jasmin would draw some pictures on what she thought everything looked like.  Both of our pictures ended up in the book. 
To make the story extra fun, Jasmin added her hamster Nibbles into the story.  In real life, Nibbles was always checking things out, so in the story he is always checking things out."
This book was self published on Amazon and you can find it here. Jeannine also created a website called that has all kinds of fun games and activities for the kiddos.

There isn't anything I don't love about this book. It was written with love by a mother and daughter. Jasmin did an awesome job of illustrating and Jeannine did a great job telling the story. Definitely a story my daughter and I will read throughout the years.  
*I received a free copy of this book from Pollen-8.

1 comment :

Jeannine Dowling said...

Thank you Alyssa for the Great book review! Jasmin and I love your blog and the pictures of your beautiful daughter!

Jeannine and Jasmin Dowling