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The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy: 06/21/15

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough is about a tooth fairy who takes care of dinosaur teeth.

In the Discworld books, anything imagined by enough people has the chance to become an entity. For instance, there's a tooth fairy. Some entities have assistants or other versions of themselves. In The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough, the tooth fairy business has gone way back, to the age of the dinosaurs.

The dinosaur tooth fairy has been spending her time in a museum. She has samples of teeth from all the dinosaurs which she keeps polished and organized. But she craves for something new. She decides to try being a human tooth fairy.

Human children aren't like dinosaurs. They like different things. They're smaller. They scare more easily. Etc. etc. And hilarity ensues. Sort of.

My problem as an voracious reader is that I imagine crossovers as I'm reading. It's not something I do on purpose; it just happens. So kept imagining the dinosaur tooth fairy using the human tooth fairy's collection to revive the dinosaurs or some other apocalyptic ending.

The actual book though goes for a more straight up moral about sharing and trading. The human and dinosaur fairies each swap a tooth to expand their collections.

But just imagine ZOMBIE DINOSAURS.

Three stars

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