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The Crocodile and the Dentist
(Illustrated Book for Children and Adults, Humor, Coping with Anxiety)
By (author): Taro Gomi
9781452170282 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles Aug 21, 2018 Print Run: 10000
$24.99 CAD
Active 9 x 9 x 0.38 in | 350 gr 40 pages Full-color illustrations throughout Chronicle Books
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 perspectiveon 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 ofJust Going to the Dentist andThe 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

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

"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

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