GEORGE H. BENTZ, DDS, MS

The Tale of the Tooth Mouse

The Tale of the Tooth Mouse

Children everywhere know who the Tooth Fairy is and look forward to visits from this fabled character. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? The Tale of the Tooth Mouse explores the origin of the Tooth Fairy by examining a series of unforeseen events in the life of a happy, carefree mouse named Timothy J who lived with his close friends, twins Jon and Anna.  Readers will discover those life-altering nights that lead this mischievous mouse to an unimaginable transformation that has lived down through the ages. 

Book Summary

Children everywhere know who the Tooth Fairy is and look forward to visits from this fabled character. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? The Tale of the Tooth Mouse explores the origin of the Tooth Fairy by examining a series of unforeseen events in the life of a happy, carefree mouse named Timothy J who lived with his close friends, twins Jon and Anna.  Readers will discover those life-altering nights that lead this mischievous mouse to an unimaginable transformation that has lived down through the ages. 

In a fascinating glimpse through time, the story reassures parents and their children who are ready to lose a first tooth.  The tale will help navigate parent and child through this most important “rite of passage” and make “growing up” fun. Masterfully told by the author, with gorgeous, full-color illustrations, The Tale of the Tooth Mouse is a must-read that will satisfy the curiosity and adventurous spirit of readers of all ages.

About the Author

George Bentz

GEORGE H. BENTZ, DDS, MS

Dr. Bentz was always captivated when a child shared the loss of a tooth and the reward they received from the Tooth Fairy. It is just one example of the unique imagination of children that led him to become a pediatric dentist. During his early years, while stationed in Europe as a combat Army officer, Dr. Bentz learned about the tradition of the “Tooth Mouse”. This European tradition inspired him to write the tale of Timothy J and the history of how he became the Tooth Fairy. 

Dr. Bentz has four sons and eleven grandchildren, which ensured lots of wiggly, wobbly teeth! The Tail of Tooth Mouse enabled him to reveal the “true” untold origins of the Tooth Fairy. He now enjoys life with his wife, Kim, at home in Pittsburgh, PA.