Our recent blog post, 5 Great Books to Prepare your Child for Visiting the Dentist, featured the wonderful Dr. De Soto, by William Steig.
Dr Bernard De Soto, the mouse dentist, treats patients large and small (and of varying species) at his dental practice, with the help of his dental assistant/wife, Deborah. This first installment dealt with what happened when a fox with a toothache turned up at Dr. De Soto’s practice one day.
In Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, the accomplished (and apparently world-renowned) mouse dentist receives a telegram from an elephant named Mundambo, in desperate need of dental care.
So, Dr. De Soto and Deborah pack up and make for Africa on a pain relief mission. No sooner do they arrive on shore, however, than they are kidnapped by Mundambo’s arch enemy, a resentful rhesus monkey named Honkitonk.