The Crocodile and the Dentist

By: Taro Gomie

Crocodile has a toothache, but he’s afraid of the dentist. Ah! The dentist wants to help, but he’s afraid of the crocodile. Ah! Both must be brave. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781452170282

JLG Release: Oct 2018


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Crocodiles , Dentists , Fear , Overcoming fear , Dental hygiene

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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This crowd-pleaser from Gomi will have children and adults laughing out loud at the clever use of mirrored dialogue to convey two different points of view. The premise is simple and relatable: a crocodile dreads his dentist visit, and the dentist isn’t exactly thrilled about working on such a dangerously toothy patient. This dynamic plays out ent This crowd-pleaser from Gomi will have children and adults laughing out loud at the clever use of mirrored dialogue to convey two different points of view. The premise is simple and relatable: a crocodile dreads his dentist visit, and the dentist isn’t exactly thrilled about working on such a dangerously toothy patient. This dynamic plays out entirely within the identical internal monologues of the two characters. Gomi is a master of showing rather than telling, leaving ample room for readers’ interpretation as the crocodile and the dentist come face to face, with poses and facial expressions that echo each other. This slim volume is an effective springboard for assuaging children’s anxiety about dentist visits, and also invites a broader conversation about recognizing emotions in others. Gomi’s trademark watercolor artwork is bold, expressive, and colorful, and the text is straightforward and minimalist, conveying a great deal in just a few words and brush strokes. VERDICT A solid first purchase for most picture book collections.–Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA

Book Details

ISBN

9781452170282

First Release

October 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 5/8" x 8 5/8"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Chronicle

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Crocodiles, Dentists, Fear, Overcoming fear, Dental hygiene,

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