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I really loved this story because it will help teach young children learn about things they don't understand in a fun and educational way. I worked with children and loved using books that would reach them at their level of understanding no matter the age. I will add this and your others to my library as they are tools to use when I read to youngsters. They also make great gifts to new parents to use when dealing with matters that come up while their child grows and experience these things. Great 👍 job. I would recommend to anyone who deals with young children to have these books in the child's library of their own .
I purchased this book because I was looking for a way to help my son understand what was happening with his recent loose teeth. He has a laundry list of conditions that includes two diagnoses that are known to cause cognitive impairment, and he is also on the Autism Spectrum, which can sometimes cause that as well. It clearly distressed him, especially when they fell out, and I knew he was going to need more support then just me talking about it.
What I loved about this book from the bits in the preview was that it talked about how the loose tooth felt in his mouth, what he was worried about, and nobody was menacing bear when they were talking about how ways that the tooth could potentially be gotten out quicker. I would have preferred a book with humans in it so that it would be easier for him to relate the experiences to himself, however all of the ones I previewed had more dramatic and scary looking caricatures of people and their schemes for tooth extraction. For a kiddo who's already had a history of being scared of medical providers and people in general, as my son does, I found those to be less desirable then cute Mr. Bear here.
What I wish I had seen in a review or in a preview was the part about the fairy taking his tooth and leaving berries, which is bear's correlate to the tooth fairy. When I was a young child, finding out that there really was no Santa, no tooth fairy, and no Easter Bunny had me personally feeling lied to. I felt like it was only pretend if everybody knew up front that the pretending was going on. So I made a decision as a parent that I would always be upfront with my kiddos, whatever their cognitive abilities might be. I give gifts for lost teeth, but it is known up front I do it, and for my daughter at least, it is a game to see if I can get the tooth out of her room and the gift in without getting caught. But she can understand all of that. I'm honestly not sure how to help my son understand that just because a fairy appears in a book doesn't make it real. Because he is very literal and he does not yet pretend, and he is non verbal so I'm not sure what goes on with him and imagination. He mostly talks about concrete things on his speech device.
So for me, I'm not too sure what to do with this book. I think most of it describes things well and talks about concerns he would have, and while I don't want to censor it, I'm honestly tempted for him to tape the pages with the fairy together and do some "editing". My apologies, Karma and Jane if I do :) I haven't decided. But just a heads up for anybody else that would rather not have that in there for whatever reason. I think it's a super cute book, and if it were for my daughter, we'd just have a conversation about it being pretend and why some people do that as a tradition. But for my son, this is an area where it is harder for me to gauge what he understands, and that is why I would have preferred if the fairy weren't in here.