children's book Maria's Loose Tooth illustrations by Yong Chen

I take very good care of my teeth everyday, watercolor illustration by Yong Chen

Children's picture book watercolor illustration for
Maria's Loose Tooth

Though, Maria has been a good girl. She always follows Mom's direction, brush teeth every morning, and every night before bedtime. She takes care of her teeth everyday to keep them so clean and beautiful, that she always like to smile and show them off to her friends and families.

Loose Tooth and Tooth Fairy: Around the age of five, a child will discover their first wiggly tooth. When that little tooth falls out, as most parents told their child to put the tooth under the pillow to wait for the Tooth Fairy to take it away, and maybe leave a couple dollar bills. To make it more memorable, some parents slip the Authentic Tooth Fairy Dollar and leave a personalized Thank You Note, so that the child will believe it more and happier. Most children believe Tooth Fairy, as for any Fairy.

The Tradition: There many different Tooth Fairy traditions from around the world. Historically, the idea of exchanging a gift for a child's tooth was established by the Vikings. When a child in the Viking society lost his or her tooth, the elders would give the child something special in return Viking men believed that a child's tooth brought them power over his enemies in times of battle. Thus, this cultural tradition has grown to modern day mothers and fathers exchanging their children's teeth for gift via that magical being, the Tooth Fairy. Pewter Box- (such as Tooth Fairies on Seesaw, Tooth Fairy Swinging, Tooth Fairy Sitting) Faerie Coins, Tooth Fairy Pillow, Tooth Fairy / Fairy Godmother Wand, are among the popular gift items for this occasion.

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