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The crocodile and the dentist

by Gomi, Tarò„.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens Epb GOM
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
Collection  Childrens
Call Number  Epb GOM
A crocodile and a dentist have an encounter in which each is afraid of the other.
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 Crocodiles -- Fiction.
Dentists -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Inc.,1996
Other Titles Wanisan dokit, haishasan dokit.
Language English
Notes Published by Millbrook Press in 1994.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0590677314
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