Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa

Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa

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By (author) William Steig, Illustrated by William Steig

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 251mm x 8mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0062059017
  • ISBN 13: 9780062059017
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 101,264

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Doctor Bernard De Soto, world-renowned mouse dentist, is back! This time, he's summoned to Africa to aid Mudambo, an elephant with an unbearable toothache.

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"Steig's fresh, humorous turns of phrase, his amiable characterizations, and his gentle colors are as beguiling and ingenuous as ever."-- "K.""Devoted fans will give their eyeteeth for another story about the selfless, diminutive dentist."-- "The Horn Book"The vibrant, colorful illustrations exude a freshness and pizzazz that will leave readers wondering where the next worldclass toothache will strike."-- "Publishers Weekly

Editorial reviews

Mudambo, an elephant, has a terrible toothache; all expenses will be paid if the De Sotos will come. Despite their size difference, Mudambo and his wife prove congenial hosts, and the De Sotos bed down for the night on Mrs. Mudambo's pincushion, planning to continue work on the offending tooth in the morning, except that, unfortunately, Honkitonk - a disgruntled monkey - kidnaps the good dentist at midnight. After a search through the jungle, and the intrepid mouse's escape with minor injuries, the dental work is completed - only this time Mrs. De Soto crafts the repairs, while the doctor directs from his wheelchair. Steig's fresh, humorous turns of phrase, his amiable characterizations, and his gentle colors are as beguiling and ingenuous as ever. The last page hints that the mice will continue to explore "our beautiful planet." (Kirkus Reviews)