Dr. Bruce F. Sharschmidt: Tina The First Tooth Fairy



Think you know the story of the tooth fairy? Think again! Dr. Bruce F. Scharschmidt’s “Tina the First Tooth Fairy” offers a unique reimagining of the tale children know and love. Watch our Big Blend Radio interview with him here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean.


A shortage of fairy dust has the fairy community anxiously scratching their heads. How will they carry on when they run out of dust? Empowered by the support of her big sister, Tiny Tina sets off on a mission to find a sustainable source and discovers it in the most unlikely of places–baby teeth!

With delightful rhymes and rich, colorful illustrations, “Tina the First Tooth Fairy” is an engaging and timely story that will resonate with young readers everywhere, while providing parents with the opportunity to introduce their kids to the concept of environmental sustainability.

Written by accomplished physician-scientist Bruce F. Scharschmidt, with the assistance and feedback of his grandchildren, “Tina the First Tooth Fairy” is a sure-fire storytime hit.

BRUCE F. SCHARSCHMIDT, MD crafts children’s books written in verse that make kids smile–and think. His stories build on his background as a physician-scientist with academic, business, and non-profit experience. For Bruce, science is not just a collection of facts and statistics, but more fundamentally a sense of curiosity and desire to learn more about the world around us.

In his academic career, he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he helped start the UCSF liver transplant program. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and book chapters and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He also served on the National Board of Directors of the American Liver Foundation and has participated in the development of multiple vaccines and therapeutics which are approved in the US and elsewhere. For more information about his life and work, visit: https://brucescharschmidt.com/

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BRUCE F. SCHARSCHMIDT, MD crafts children’s books written in verse that make kids smile–and think.

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