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The crocodile and the dentist

by Gomi, Tarò„.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Picture Books J P GOMI
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  J P GOMI
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j GOM
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Easys
Call Number  E j GOM
Taro Gomi's droll illustrations detail all the pitfalls-and humor-of a crocodile's visit to the dentist; while the repetitious text that's fun for reading aloud follows a comical route to the moral of the story: Brush after every meal!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. A young crocodile with a toothache doesn't really want to visit the dentist, but he knows he must. His dentist is equally apprehensive about seeing the reptilian patient. Each approaches the other with a brave front that masks high anxiety. Their uneasy inner dialogues mirror each other as the boldly colored illustrations portray their strained exterior civility. When at last the tooth is successfully repaired, the crocodile promises to brush faithfully and to return next year. Originally published in Japan, Gomi's brief text and understated comic illustrations go right to the heart of children's dental phobias. Readers will be particularly amused when the dentist greets his young patient, smiling politely while armed with drill and pincers. Although very young listeners may be unnerved by the invasive procedures, slightly older children will appreciate Gomi's humorous twist on a universal fear. (Reviewed January 1, 1995)1562948458Kay Weisman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dentists -- Fiction.
Crocodiles -- Fiction.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Millbrook Press,1994
Other Titles Wanisan dokit, haishasan dokit.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 1562945556 :
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