Timmy sees an advertisement for "The Worlds Greatest Toy".
- He decides that he MUST have it, even though he doesn't have any money.
- He could work hard to earn enough to buy the toy but who wants to do that?
Hard work has the word "hard" right in it as a warning!
- Instead, when his tooth falls out and the Tooth Fairy leaves him some money, he discovers that he can simply eat lots of junk food and stop brushing his teeth and earn enough for the The World's Greatest Toy that way.
But when his teeth are all gone not only does he find that the toy doesn't come with batteries, but he also learns that after the Tooth Fairy has taken all of your teeth, that's when the other fairy's show up!
In the chair on his porch sat young Timmy O'Mung,
Reading all of the mail that the mailman had brung.
There were bills, there were ads and some things of that sort.
But then Timmy saw something that made him stop short.
"On sale this week only, 'The World's Greatest Toy'!
Reasonably priced. Guaranteed hours of joy."
Timmy had just one dollar and although not quite poor,
He needed more money when he went to the store.
And he needed it soon. The sale ended this week.
That left just seven days. Things looked mighty bleak.
But he wasn't worried. He'd think of something, somehow.
Tomorrow perhaps. But just not quite right now.
That night after dinner when his parents had said,
"Brush your teeth and then floss," Timmy didn't, instead,
He walked right past his toothbrush and straight into bed.
He hated to brush and so he never did.
He was a non-brushing or flossing kind of a kid.
He hadn't brushed in four days. Or at least... just about.
So it was no big surprise when his front tooth fell out.
He slid it under his pillow then turned off the light.
And he went right to sleep for the rest of the night.
And for that whole night as he slept he was dreaming
About The World's Greatest Toy all shining and gleaming.
The king of all toys. The best of the best.
It shined like a star when compared to the rest.
It would pass with all A's if put to the test.
There was no greater toy in the East or the West.
And that very next morning he awoke feeling great.
But that great feeling stopped when he remembered the date.
Just six days were left and he still had no clue,
About 'The King Of All Toys' and what he should do.
If only he had an idea... or two.
Only six days were left. That was it. That was all.
And then Timmy saw something taped up on his wall.
It looked like a note. Or maybe a letter.
So he got out of bed just to look at it better.
But when he had read it he wanted to shout,
"Just what in the world is this letter about?"
"Thanks so much for your tooth," the strange letter had said.
"I wanted to thank you in person, but didn't, instead,
I have left you some money on top of your bed."
The letter was signed by some woman named Mary.
And under her name were three words, "The Tooth Fairy."
"The Tooth Fairy Mary? Why who'd ever heard?
The Tooth Fairy Mary? That is just plain absurd."
The Tooth Fairy Mary?" Timmy said right out loud.
"I will get to the bottom of all this," he vowed.
He went straight to his bed and checked cover to cover.
There was no money there he was quick to discover.
He thought back to last night and said, "Hmmm. Now let's see.
The tooth was under my pillow so that's where it must be."
He thought it through one more time and he had to agree.
So he lifted his pillow and started to stare,
At the small pile of money that was sitting right there.
And in that one instant an idea formed in his head,
About just what he'd do with the cash on his bed.
He would put it aside until he had some more.
Then he'd take all his money and go to the store.
The World's Greatest Toy! That was what he would buy.
He would walk in the store and go see the old guy.
The one with the incredibly ugly green tie,
Who stocks all the shelves and he'd say to him, "Hi."
"The World's Greatest Toy please." He'd say with a sigh.
And if the man said, "I do not mean to pry,
But why do you want The World's Greatest Toy? Why?"
Timmy would tell him. He would not have to lie.
"Since it's on sale, thought I'd give it a try."
Then he'd pay the old man and he'd tell him, "Good-bye."
And as he was planning the way it would go,
The idea in his head was beginning to grow.
He counted his teeth and he counted again.
Divided by seven, then carried the ten.
By golly he had it! His plan might just work.
Then he'd have all the money to give to the clerk.
Then the toy would be his. He would have it at last.
But there was still lots to do. And he'd have to work fast.
He ate candies and chocolates and cookies and sweets.
Ice cream and pastries and other great treats.
And not once did he brush. Oh no, no sirree Bob!
This was part of his plan. This was part of his job.
Another tooth just fell out that same night as he slept.
And a few minutes later in the toothfairy crept.
She jumped up on the covers, took the old tooth away.
Left a note and some money and then left the same way.
When Timmy woke up he was quite pleased indeed.
So he picked up the note and he gave it a read.
Then he figured out how much more money he'd need.
And this was the way it went night after night.
The toothfairy came and made everything right.
He was down to his last tooth in no time at all.
And when it fell out he went down to the mall.
He picked up his toy like he said that he would
And he walked straight home feeling as good as he could.
But when he got home and put the toy on his bed,
"No batteries included," The instructions had read.
He had no more teeth so he had no more money.
Then Timmy got mad. This was not very funny.
"Oh well,." Timmy said. "I'll think of something tomorrow."
Then he walked out of the room with his head hung in sorrow.
That night for his dinner he could only eat mush,
Since he had no more teeth in his head left to brush.
But none of that mattered. Not one bit at all.
For something was coming to make those problems seem small.
And it came that same night just as Timmy was sleeping.
Another fairy came in and had started its creeping.
And that very next morning he awoke to a note.
Except this one was different. This one someone else wrote.
And this is what that note had said, and I quote:
"Thank you so very much for each one of your toes.
And we'll see you tonight when we come for your nose!"
And signed at the bottom was the name of one "Gary."
And underneath that were the words, "The Toe Fairy."
"The Toe Fairy Gary? There's no way. There's no how.
I'll get to the bottom of all this right now."
He got out of bed and fell straight to the floor.
So he took off both pair of the socks that he wore.
And right there, sure enough, what the note said was true.
His ten toes were gone. But to where no one knew.
That night as was promised the Nose Fairy came.
She took Timmy's nose and left a note with her name.
"Thank you for your nose," and she signed her name, "Sherry".
And underneath that were the words, "The Nose Fairy."
"The Nose Fairy Sherry? This must be a joke."
But then when he sneezed his small face almost broke.
In the following weeks things did not get much better.
Every night they would come. Every morning a letter.
"Thanks for your ears," signed, The Ear Fairy Larry.
"Thanks for your thumbs," signed, The Thumb Fairy Carrie
"Thanks for your tonsils," signed, The Tonsil Fairy Barry.
"Thanks for your elbows," signed, The Elbow Fairy Harry.
On the very last night two fairies made their last trips.
They came for Tim’s gums and they came for Tim’s lips.
That's right. You guessed it. The Gum and Lip Fairies.
One name was for Perry and the other was Terry’s.
As Terry was hanging the letter he'd brought,
Perry saw something that Terry did not.
A new tooth was growing where the old one fell out.
So he showed it to Terry who started to pout.
"Do you know what this means?" Terry said to his friend.
"He must be put all back together again."
So they called all the fairies and they gave them this warning,
"The Rule says he must be back together by morning."
So the fairies came back and they worked the night thru,
Until Timmy was almost as good as if new.
The fairies were finished at the end of the night.
Then they left thru the window at the dawn’s early light.
Timmy felt really good when he woke up that morning,
As he read the last letter they'd left as a warning.
"We all make mistakes, but from these we must learn.
So take care of yourself or else we shall return."
Underneath that small message all the fairies had signed.
No money was left but he did not really mind.
For he knew every fairy. And he knew them by name.
And he knew just what happened after the tooth fairy came.