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The Crocodile and the Dentist



written and illustrated by
Taro Gomie

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Imprint
Chronicle
ISBN
9781452170282

Awards and Honors
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Picture Books for Young Children
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2018
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 5/8" x 8 5/8"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

180L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Oct 2018

Book Genres


Topics

Crocodiles. Dentists. Fear. Overcoming fear. Dental hygiene.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

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

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

Grades K-1
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For Grades K-1

Engaging short texts and large type for children who are beginning to read. Books feature familiar vocabulary and natural repetition as well as playful hooks to pull in readers. With artwork and layout designed to enhance comprehension, these books foster pleasurable and successful early reading experience.

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$189.00 per Year
Interests
Beginning Readers,ESL,Fiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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