Doctor De Soto

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Dr. de Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him.

Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

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Overview

Dr. de Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him.

Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

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Doctor Desoto and his wife, both mice, assist animals large and small with their dental needs-that is, all animals except foxes! One day a fox comes to them in such great pain that they agree to treat his rotten tooth. When it becomes clear the fox intends to eat them when the job is done, the DeSotos come up with a brilliant plan. As usual, Steig combines elegent writing with amusing and sophisticated illustrations.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A somewhat unusual--and ravenous--patient is outfoxed by the resourceful mouse-dentist in this sly tale of mischief. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
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“Stieg’s text is full of humor, which is echoed in the illustrations in the book that accompanies the CD. Award-winning actor Stanly Tucci makes a fine narrator with his rich, clear voice...This is a fun way to enjoy a classic story.” – Parents’ Choice, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award

"I cannot imagine childhood without Steig: Sylvester, Pearl, Caleb, and now Doctor De Soto." —The Dallas Morning News

"This is one of those picture books that are so good I'd just like to quote the whole thing." —Philadelphia Inquirer

"Simple but sly, a mischievously imaginative rendition of the classic theme." —Starred, Kirkus Reviews

"Doctor De Soto is a mouse dentist who...operates a clinic open to all except animals threatening to mice. What to do, then, when a weeping and wailing fox shows up for treatment?. . .There is great wit and good fun in the illustrations." —Starred, Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595191601
  • Publisher: Live Oak Media
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Language: Spanish
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years

Meet 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. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig’s work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.

 

In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.

 

Steig also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.

 

He died in Boston at the age of 95.

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