NICO: THE ONLY BOY TOOTH FAIRY
Welcome to Tooth Town, home of “Nico: The Only Boy Tooth Fairy,” an accidental insider who makes the best of his unique circumstances through an unrelentingly positive attitude and a keen sense of empathy for others. Told (largely) from his funny and street-smart point of view, “Nico” should resonate with the dentally challenged 4 to 8 year old crowd – as well as anyone who, for one reason or another, has ever felt like “the only” anything.
Considering the global nature of Tooth Town’s operation – Nico takes us deep inside tooth fairy HQ, and it is not what you expect – it may well be the most diverse place readers have ever experienced in a picture book. Here, they meet just some of its denizens, like Selma, the head of HR; flirty Phyllis; and the taciturn Flo, a grounded fairy re-assigned to the freight elevator who, despite a tragic backstory, learns to smile again thanks to our hero.
Throughout the book Nico questions, and struggles with, his feelings of ‘onlyness.’ But rather than being a story of alienation (that would be the YA version!) “Nico: The Only Boy Tooth Fairy” is instead a story of inclusion and self-actualization.
SNUGGLES VS. SQUIRREL
"Snuggles vs. Squirrel" is a tale of animosity between two characters who are just doing what comes naturally: chasing and being chased.
Every day, Snuggles, a long-haired dachshund, chases Squirrel. And every day Squirrel eludes Snuggles’ grasp. Until one day…
Captured and pinned to the ground, nose to nose with his tormentor, Squirrel asks: “Okay, Snuggles. You got me. Now what?”
Could this be the end of Squirrel? Will Squirrel outsmart Snuggles and escape? Will they arrive at some sort of understanding?
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“Snuggles vs. Squirrel” teaches readers ages 4-8 that perceptions aren’t always correct, and that the best way to understand someone is by getting to know them. And while the situations will be entertaining to younger audiences, the vocabulary is designed to appeal to the older spectrum of picture book reader.