The Crocodile and the Dentist

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Review

Crocodile has toothache but he really doesn’t want to visit the dentist. The dentist isn’t very enthusiastic about their appointment, either.

As the dentist grapples with the Crocodile’s enormous, sharp teeth and the Crocodile contends with the dentist’s scary implements, their emotions and responses mirror one another until the ordeal is finally over and they say goodbye for another year.

A hilarious, conversational narrative presents a simple idea, which is used to effectively explore fear and empathy. Deceptively basic text and witty, expressive illustrations will delight youngsters, but could also convey a subtle message about confronting anxiety and seeing things from someone else’s point of view.

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