Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Caraboose: The Tooth Fairy Moose

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review - Caraboose: The Tooth Fairy Moose

About the Book
In “Caraboose: The Tooth Fairy Moose” (ISBN 1466317337), Lynn Swanson creates a humorous tale for elementary-aged children who are losing their first teeth. The story centers around a creature who is a cross between a caribou and a moose, creatively named Caraboose Moose. Just because the tooth fairies are on vacation doesn’t mean the lost teeth of little children go uncollected, so Caraboose acts as a stand-in.

Children will enjoy hearing about the fabulous vacations that tooth fairies take and about the fun Caraboose has when he steps in to save the day. With whimsical rhymes and advice, Caraboose promises the children that when he gives the teeth to the fairies for their brew, “magic will float back to you.”

The rhyming throughout the story will keep readers laughing as they turn the pages and read creative verses, such as “You have to believe in the fairy-tooth moose while shaking and wiggling your tooth ’til it’s loose, then carry it home in your pocket from school, keep it in there while watching TV as a rule.”

Swanson’s lighthearted poem can be enjoyed as a bedtime story or while waiting to see the dentist. It is fun for very young children to turn the brightly illustrated pages, and easy for older children to read.

“I thought it would be fun to show children the humorous side of losing a tooth,” said Swanson. “My book helps children imagine what it’s like to be a tooth fairy or a tooth fairy moose.”

The illustrations and comical poem pave the way for children who are getting ready to lose their baby teeth for the first time. Readers young and old will laugh at the gangly Caraboose and his antics as he fills in for the tooth fairies.

“Caraboose: The Tooth Fairy Moose” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author
Lynn Swanson earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and her master’s in English and creative writing from Michigan State University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Swanson’s other works include “Summer Dance,” a fiction book for middle-readers, published in 2011.

My Take on the Book
Did you know that the Tooth Fairy takes a vacation? So that means there must be a substitute Tooth Fairy who will step in and recover the teeth children have placed under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy. This substitute is none other than Caraboose the moose.

This rhyming story will delight your young ones who are starting to lose teeth. The illustrations are whimsical and colorful. The story told by Caraboose Moose tells the children where they should and should not put their teeth so he can retrieve them . Of course he must find a way to bring the teeth to the Tooth Fairy and he cleverly makes a tooth necklace. And are the Tooth Fairies appreciative of Caraboose Moose's help? Indeed they are.

Enjoy this story with your young child!

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