The Crocodile and the Dentist (Hardcover)

(Illustrated Book for Children and Adults, Humor, Coping with Anxiety)

By Taro Gomi

Chronicle Books, 9781452170282, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (10/1/2008)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Author-illustrator Taro Gomi has sold over one million books to date!

Anyone who has ever dreaded a visit to the dentist's office will appreciate this quirky and comical, one-of-a-kind picture book by best-selling Japanese author-illustrator Taro Gomi. Gomi humorously sheds light on the universal fear of dentists with playful and charming characters, uniquely illustrated to help children (and some adults) face their fears of going to the dentist's office. Gomi's humorous tale shows fear from both the dentist and patient's angles, providing a fresh perspective on fear and evoking empathy in the reader. Patients of all ages will come away from the book with a new take on what it means to see the dentist, and possibly learn some coping skills along the way.

• Light-hearted illustrations add humor
• Encourages empathy and emotional intelligence
• Children and adults learn to face their own fears

Fans of Just Going to the Dentist and The Tooth Book will love this book.

• Perfect gift for anyone with anxiety about going to the dentist
• Great way to introduce kids to the dentist
• Fun way to introduce children to empathy


About the Author

Taro Gomi is an internationally renowned author and illustrator who has created more than 400 books for readers of all ages, including the award-winning Over the Ocean and bestsellers Bus Stops, I Know Numbers!, My Friends, and Spring Is Here. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.


Praise For The Crocodile and the Dentist: (Illustrated Book for Children and Adults, Humor, Coping with Anxiety)

"Some grown-ups may be tempted to use this book to teach the concept of empathy, but only one moral seems to interest the whimsically pragmatic author: 'So you must remember to brush your teeth.'" -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This fun (for readers) dental visit has underlying lessons of empathy, bravery, and good oral hygiene."-Kirkus Reviews

"This crowd-pleaser will have children and adults laughing out loud." -School Library Journal

"Give this to your favorite preschooler or to her dentist." —the Mercury News