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The Flim-Flam Fairies Hardcover – July 29, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Kids; First Edition edition (July 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762429968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762429967
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.5 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sacramento Book Review," September 2008"An entertaining book of Tooth Fairy alternatives...The illustrations are appropriately tacky and entertaining for children. Following other gross stories like Walter the Farting Dog, The Flim-Flam Fairies will be a requested story by children, if only to see their parents squirm."

About the Author

Alan Katz is the author of several humorous adult and children’s books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub—a Publisher’s Weekly winner for funniest book of 2001—and Stinky Thinking, a Children’s Pick for Fall 2005 BookSense list. He also writes for television and print. He lives in Weston, Connecticut. Please visit him at www.alankatzbooks.com.

Michael Slack is an artist, character designer, and occasional animator. His illustrations have appeared in Time, Nickelodeon, Ranger Rick, Computer Gaming World, and the New York Times. His animations have been screened internationally and shown on Noggin TV, Noggin Online, and on Animation Express. He won an Altpick Award in 2003. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California. Please visit him at www.slackart.com.


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Alan Katz has written many books for children and adults, including the award-winning songbooks Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and I'm Still Here in the Bathtub, Where Did They Hide My Presents?, Are You Quite Polite?, Elfis, and Stinky Thinking. He has also written family humor and puzzles for publications including Rosie Magazine, The New York Times and the New York Daily News. He will have a whole bunch of new titles released in 2007, including Don't Say That Word!, Hairy Henry, and the trivia series That's Right, That's Wrong!

Alan is also a writer-producer with extensive television credits. He was recently a producer on The Tony Danza Show, and created and executive produced a reality show pilot ('Til Monday Do Us Part) for Oxygen Network He also co-executive produced Apparently Speaking and wrote Oh Baby, You're on TV! for Oh!Baby, Oxygen's video-on-demand network. In 2006, Alan created and wrote a series of Dove webisodes starring Felicity Huffman and directed by Penny Marshall.

Alan was also a five-time Emmy nominee for his writing for The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and he contributed songs and comedy material to shows and specials such as The 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards, The 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards, ABC's A Rosie Christmas special, HBO's Kids Are Punny, Fergie, and ABC's Kids Are People Too. Alan has also created shows, developed concepts and produced pilots for TNN, VH1, and King World.

Alan also scripted episodes for animated shows including Taz-Mania, Goof Troop and Disney's Raw Toonage (Emmy nominee for Best Writing). Alan also created and wrote long running stage shows including Glued to the Tube and The Wheel of Fortune Live Tour, and he developed and wrote the Nickelodeon Studios Live Tour at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Alan has written print, television and radio advertising and promotional campaigns for a wide array of consumer products and entertainment properties, including Pepsi, McDonald's, Disney World, The Weather Channel, HBO, Showtime, and many of the Rainbow Media networks.

Alan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with his wife and their four kids.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Matthews on September 24, 2009
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My son and I went to the library one day to check out books. We happened to check this book out titled Flim-Flam Fairies. Once we got home and I read it to him for the first time, he loved the story so much that we read it everynight until I had to return it back to the library. He loves this book so much that I had to buy it for him. We read it quite often and he has even taken this book to school to share it with his teacher and classmates. My son has plenty of books to read, but this book is the first one that I have seen him get so excited about, he has to tell everyone about this book. I am glad that he has shown interest in this book, I think this will motivate him to have that desire to one day read it for himself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on June 18, 2010
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There are several books about the tooth fairy for small children.

Most of these books seek to reassure kids in some way with the prospect of getting rewards for losing their teeth. Most of them feature girly tooth fairies. Oh, some are more active than others, but (with the exception of the one in Andrew's Loose Tooth, another book I highly recommend) they're all clean and diligent, at least.

Ever occur to you that that's a bit boring? That maaaaaybe what the tooth fairy genre really needs is some gross, gross, grosser-than-gross potty humor? Some fart fairies, earwax fairies, booger fairies...?

Yeah, me either. And yet, that's what this book serves up, a bundle of unwashed flim-flammers trying to convince you to put all sorts of disgusting things under your pillow, things INSTEAD of teeth. They argue, they interrupt each other - and they drive the real tooth fairy up a wall. It's great fun, and any child who thinks they're too grown-up for the tooth fairy, or who likes gross-out stories (girls go through that phase too, of course) is SURE to love this book.

Just... uh... if you're using it as a read-aloud, you might not want to read it on a full stomach. Blech.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate Coombs VINE VOICE on January 5, 2009
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Last weekend I read this book aloud to my friend's four-year-old son. He was amazed and thrilled, and I was left wondering why The Flim-Flam Fairies hasn't caught on faster. Are we so faint of heart as to avoid a picture book starring beings like the Belly Button Lint Fairy, the Earwax Fairy, the Clipped Toenail Fairy, or the nicely alliterative Fart Fairy?

Don't worry, the Tooth Fairy soon puts these fake fairies in their place. But in the meantime, your little boy will delight in the cumulative introduction of a group of faux fairies whose deals sound like the patter of used-car salesmen and late-night infomercials. Which is half the fun, of course: your wide-eyed child will readily agree with you that the offers sound more than a bit fishy.

Michael Slack's illustrations are hilarious, with lots of nasty goop presented in a somehow clean, graphic style and a group of characters rendered in a cartoonish/CGI way. I had a lot of fun comparing the wings of each fairy--all are slightly different and look like they've been slapped onto the backs of a group of out-of-this-world miniature Mafia thugs.

Seriously, give up on that sweet old classic picture book which leaves your kid yawning. And if you're a fan of Walter the Farting dog, let me just point out that it's not nearly as well written as Alan Katz's wonderful new work, The Flim-Flam Fairies.
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My daughters loved this book. We originally checked it out from the library and they wanted us to read it so often that we bought it from Amazon. Fairies such as toe jam, belly button lint, and booger appeal to both girls and boys (or at least to my girls)! Because of this book we had fun creating our own gross fairies.
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By Robin L. Sewell on November 20, 2008
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we just read this book and love it! my 4.5 year old laughed endlessly at the assorted fairies (her favorites were the snot fairy, the belly button lint fairy and the poop fairy). it has all the icky and gross things that interest kids ages 4-8, so it's the perfect picture book. the artwork is fabulous as well.
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