SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

Posted Jan 13th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

A new feature for the SmileTown North Delta Blog, the SmileTown Book Club Series features comforting, informative, and engaging children's books about visiting the dentist.


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.

Dr. De Soto Goes To Africa, By William Steig

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.

If you'd like to find out how Dr. De Soto and Deborah deal with this turn of events, and if Mundambo ever gets the dental care he so desperately needs, pick up a copy of this fun, engaging book!

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A great resource to help get your kids ready – and excited – about visiting the dentist.


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