Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Riley's Lost Tooth by Diane Cantrell with Illustrator, Heather Castles

One of Sunday's very favorite humans, Riley, has lost her tooth! But where did it go? How did she lose it? Why does no one besides Sunday seem to care?
It isn't long before the tooth fairy steps in and tries to teach the pups all about growing up. 
Join Sunday and her two puppy-pals, Precious and Mr. Lee, as they try to hunt down . . . Riley s lost tooth!

My Review:
This is the story of three little puppies who do not understand the nuances of being human and hitting milestones as one grows up.

Riley's puppy, Sunday, gets very upset when Riley has lost a tooth and gets two other puppies involved to help find the tooth. They do what dogs would do by digging in the yard, the trash and the couch to no avail.

They then encounter the tooth fairy, whom they have never heard of who shows them that Riley is growing up and for her to lose a tooth is a joyful thing for her.
Once again, the author writes this little gem of a picture book in complete rhyme, which is the genius of what she does. The illustrator, Heather Castles lends her art work in colorful pictures that add to the wonder.

One of the things I really love about this particular book is that the little girl Riley comes from a bi-racial family. This promotion of different kinds of families I think is important for all children to know.

Diane Cantrell has an additional page in the back of the book that can help families to discuss things like celebrating milestones, acceptance of diversity, and healthy habits. 

This book won the Mom's Choice Award for excellence and is target for children 5 years old and up.

I give the book 5 stars.

Diane Cantrell is giving a copy of this book to one of my readers. Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance.
~Naila Moon

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book for my open and honest review. The view expressed here is 100% my own and my differ from yours.

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The giveaway is open to US only. Naila Moon of Once Upon A Time is not responsible for prize shipment.
The author, Diane Cantrell is solely responsible for prize shipment. Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. Giveaway is from Midnight MST Feb. 28th- Midnight MST March 14, 2014.

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~Naila Moon