The Crocodile and the Dentist (Hardcover)

By Taro Gomi

Chronicle Books, 9781452170282, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Oh, it's time to go to the dentist! Crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of the dentist. The dentist wants to help, but he's afraid of Crocodile. Never fear! Bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi cleverly and humorously presents both sides of the story, as the crocodile and the dentist learn to be brave and face their fears—of what might happen in that dentist's chair and of each other!

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

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

"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

"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