When Miguelito's tooth falls out he puts in under his pillow and goes to sleep. The Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez fight for tooth while Miguelito is sleeping. Both feel they have a right to it.
"The Tooth Fairy smiled, shaking her wand. "I am the Tooth Fairy, and here in the United States, I collect children's teeth." She tugged at the tooth. "No, no, no," said El Raton Perez, tugging back. "This is Miguelito's house, and I collected his papa's, mama's and his abuelitos teeth. Miguelito's tooth is mine."
The two go back and forth until they eventually agree to work together and share the tooth. I loved this story. It reads very well aloud and the illustrations are beautiful. Colato Lainez's text and Lintern's illustrations are spot on perfect together.
In the author's note, Colato Lainez tells readers a little about the history of The Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez. I really appreciated this since, El Raton Perez who collects the teeth of children in Latin American countries was new to me.