One of our recent blog post, 5 Great Books to Read Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist, featured the wonderful Dr. De Soto, by William Steig.
Dr Bernard De Soto, mouse dentist extraordinaire, treats patients great and small of varying species at his dental practice, with the help of his wife and dental assistant Deborah. The first installment brought us along for the ride when a fox with a toothache turned up at Dr. De Soto’s practice one day.
In Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, the talented (and apparently world-famous) mouse dentist receives an urgent telegram from Mundambo the elephant, in desperate need of dental care.
So, Dr. De Soto and Deborah pack their bags and head to Africa on a pain relief mission. No sooner do they arrive on shore, however, than they are kidnapped by a rhesus monkey named Honkitonk, who is Mundambo’s arch enemy.