My kids were fascinated with the Tooth Fairy from the first wiggly tooth! They asked all kinds of questions: Where does the Tooth Fairy live? How does the Tooth Fairy get here? What does the Tooth Fairy do with my tooth? What's the Tooth Fairy’s name? Their excitement was contagious, and I loved feeding their imaginations with the silly answers I came up with. Eventually, those silly answers began to take the shape of a story.
By the time my daughter’s first tooth fell out, her excitement was at an all-time high. I was caught up in it, too! I was eager to make the first tooth fairy visit special, so I turned to the internet for inspiration. I came across some extraordinary ideas, but I’m not especially crafty and was short on time. Ultimately, I pulled something together, and the tooth fairy visit did not disappoint, but I thought there should be an easier way. I wished there was something where you could just push a button and voila - tooth fairy magic!
Over time, and more lost teeth, an idea took hold. I circled back to the developing story from those early tooth fairy questions. What if I could create a new kind of magical experience? One that would deliver the awe and wonder that kids anticipated in a way that also made them a part of it. I wanted to make something that brought tooth fairy magic to life, close enough that kids could touch it.
I wrote and created the Tooth Fairy Flylight™ to make every lost tooth out there a magical, memorable, and meaningful experience. After all, a lost tooth is a big deal! Each one is a milestone that signifies growing up, and celebrates the magic of being a kid at the same time.
With the Tooth Fairy Flylight, I hope to inspire toothless smiles far and wide, and help you shine a light on this special milestone.
Author + Creator
About the Author + Creator
Brooke Meisenzahl is the fairy queen behind the Tooth Fairy Flylight™. The adventure began with a twinkle of an idea when her daughter lost her first tooth, and it grew brighter with each one that followed. Brooke dedicates the Tooth Fairy Flylight™ to her two children for their endless supply of creative inspiration and to her husband for being her biggest fan. She loves them to fairyland and back!
About the Illustrator
Jenna Riggs is a children's book illustrator from the Pacific Northwest. With a love for drawing and a natural ability to capture childhood wonder, she creates illustrations that always make kids smile. In her free time, you can find her raising honeybees and helping teachers and schools get the support they need through Vashon Partners in Education (PIE). A ferry ride from Seattle will take you to Vashon Island, where Jenna lives with her family.
A Match Made in Fairyland
Brooke met Jenna in 2021 when she was searching for an illustrator to help bring the story of The Tooth Fairy Flylight to life. When she first came across Jenna's portfolio, she was captivated by her illustrations, and after one phone call, Brooke knew Jenna was exactly who she was looking for.
Thank you, Jenna, for enduring countless draft changes and staying right there with me the whole way. You are talented beyond measure and I can't thank you enough for creating a world for Lucy and her fairy friends that is far more magical than I ever could have imagined! XOXO-Brooke
Please visit Jenna's portfolio at Jenna Riggs Collaborative.