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When Jessica loses her first tooth, Granny tells her to watch out for a trainee tooth fairy. That shimmering little creature might look the part in her purple and silver outfit but she's not too sure of her job. As Granny knows, the trainee tooth fairy has been known to whisk away more than just the lost tooth...Jessica and her granny, stars of UNUSUAL DAY, are back in another entertaining story from popular writer, comedian and broadcaster, Sandi Toksvig.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552546638
ISBN-10: 0552546631
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Corgi Pups
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » A charming and intriguing tale for all children of tooth-losing age, just the right length and style for early readers, or perfect as a bedtime story. Jessica goes to visit her gran to tell her she's just losing a tooth. Jessica's gran isn't like most grannies - she's wearing a cowboy suit and practising line dancing when Jessica arrives, and on hearing the news they both celebrate with pink 'champagne' in proper champagne glasses. Then Gran tells Jessica a story she was sworn many years ago never to tell, until she has a grandchild who loses a tooth. It's all about Gran's first lost tooth, and how at four in the morning she wakes to see a tiny figure outside her window. The figure tries to fly in but bumps her head on the glass. It's a trainee tooth fairy, and she just can't help but get everything wrong, landing her and Gran in pretty deep trouble. After some adventures in Real Tooth Land, Gran solved the problem for both of them, received a shiny new penny for her tooth, and is here to tell the tale. A neat little ending reinforces Gran's story that night when Jessica waits for her own tooth fairy. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Sandi Toksvig

Following a first-class degree from Cambridge, Sandi Toksvig went into the theatre, where she both wrote and performed before becoming one of the founder members of the Comedy Store Players. She is well known for her television and radio work, as a presenter, writer and actor. She has written four books for children including Unusual Day, published by Young Corgi in 1996.

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