Rene Colato Perez was born in El Salvador. He now lives in the United States, where he teaches elementary school and writes award-winning books for children. His newest release is the delightful The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez.
Who collects baby teeth when they fall out? In the U.S., it's the Tooth Fairy. In many Spanish-speaking countries, though, it's El Raton Perez...Perez the Mouse. The book, for children ages 4 to 8, explores what happens when legendary tooth collectors, and cultures, meet. Find it on Amazon here.
In this mild month of May, Pagan Spirits is exploring books appropriate for all ages and all things mild. So here's your chance to share your memories of baby teeth falling out. Did the tooth fairy visit you? Were you ever visited by El Raton Perez?