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Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto

William Steig; Pictures by the author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Newbery Honor Book

This ebook includes audio narration.
"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.

William Steig's Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.

NARRATED by STANLEY TUCCI.

Booklist Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, School Library Best Books of the Year, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, IBBY Honor Books, ALA Notable Children's Books, Newbery Honor Book, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, NYT Outstanding Books of the Year, Booklist Best Books of the '80s, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award

William Steig; Pictures by the author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, and Our Miserable Life.

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William Steig

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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