Adam Dennis


Author Adam Dennis has worked as an attorney, dental-office manager, touring musician, sous-chef, and radio promoter. He enjoys playing guitar, cycling, and traveling. Dennis and his wife own Uptown Pediatric Dentistry in New Orleans and through this colorful picture book, he introduces young readers to the dental environment. Dennis resides with his family in Uptown New Orleans.




Noon to 12:30 pm
Children’s Author Tent 1
Gary and the Tooth Fairy
(Ages 5 to 6)

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Gary and the Tooth Fairy

Gary the gator lives down the bayou and feasts on marshmallows, king cake, pralines, and all sorts of Louisiana treats. He washes down his sugary snacks with sweet drinks and juices. When he loses a tooth, as young gators do, he tucks it under his pillow and dreams of a visit from the tooth fairy. What a surprise when a magical visitor wakes him with bad news.

His tooth is harboring some nasty guests—bacteria!

Join Gary the gator and the tooth fairy as they learn about the foods that will keep your smile happy, how to properly brush your pearly whites, flossing tips, and more. The little fairy then escorts Gary on his first trip to the dentist. Now Gary—and young readers—will know how to keep their chompers sparkly clean so the tooth fairy will retrieve healthy, cavity-free teeth from beneath the pillow.

This richly illustrated, bright, and cheerful tale introduces young readers to dental health, tooth-friendly foods, and the dentist’s office in a fun way.


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