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Cocodrilo Va al Dentista

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A veces, hay cosas que no nos gusta nada hacer. Pero debemos hacerlas. Cuando un cocodrilo con una caries debe visitar al dentista, ambos intuyen, cada uno por sus propias razones, que no sera una visita ni placentera ni sencilla. Y aunque ambos piensan lo mismo, tienen que pasar por un largo y doloroso encuentro que le ensenara al cocodrilo que, cuando se puede, hay que e ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico (first published 1994)
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Katie Carlisle
Would help calm the nerves of young students who may be getting ready for their first dentist appointments! This story shows they are not the only ones affected by a trip to the dentist.
I LOVE Taro Gomi! Cocodrilo Va al Dentista is about a crocodile who doesn't want to go to the dentist and a dentist who doesn't really want to treat the crocodile for a cavity. Both the crocodile and dentist are scared and speark from their own perspectives, repeating almost exactly what the other is thinking. It's a fun read and makes the dentist seem less scary. I used this for a dental care-themed program for both Spanish and bilingual story times, but it could also be used to teach children ...more
Molly Robbins
This book is great for doing with Kindergarten students. It is great because they can really use their imagination having animals doing things only people do (alligator at the dentist). It includes a lot of repetition, you could read the story and see if they recognize that words/phrases are repeated. It is an easier read with descriptive pictures and few words so it would be great for ELL's as well.
Translated from the 1984 Japanese picture book. The two characters exactly (except in the last sentence where “my” becomes “your”) repeat each others sentences. In essence the illustrations tell the stories and the words tell the emotions and thoughts of the characters. 100% dialogue.
Fun picture book to read and reread.
Trisha Stragand
I love to read this story in February, for Dental Health Month. The students love to see the crocodile's feeling about going to the dentist and how the dentist reacts to have a crocodile coming into his office. This book provides many opportunities to discuss what is going on in the story.
This is a story about a crocodile who is too nervous to see the dentist because his teeth are so bad. The dentist is also nervous because the crocodiles teeth are so bad. This is a very cute book to read to young children to get a nice laugh and remind them to always brush their teeth!
I really liked this book. It was funny to see the dentist be as afraid as the crocodile was. I would use this book to teach students about fact/fiction, hygeine, and the imporatance of expressing your feelings becuase someone else may be feeling the same way.
The crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of going to the dentist. The dentist is afraid of the crocodile. Great way to teach multiple perspectives and writing in first person.
Also good for teaching about the fear of going to the dentist.
Sha-Quita Jordan
I enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to see that the crocodile was afraid to visit the dentist. This book would show the students how important it is brush their teeth.
I loved the format of this story. It would be fun for students to read this with a partner. One person could be the dentist and the other could be the crocodile.
Jun 04, 2011 Kristin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Pre-K children
The crocodile's fear of the dentist and the dentist's fear of the crocodile had me laughing out loud. I also appreciated the simple watercolor illustrations.
Absolutely brilliant and hilarious. Also great for an early reader.
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Taro Gomi is a major children’s illustrator and writer. He has more than 400 book titles to his credit. His work has been widely translated into 15 other languages.

Tarō was born in Tokyo and he graduated from ID department, Kuwazawa Design Institute. His readers range from babies to adults, with an equal number of fans overseas. His work has been appreciated considerably with both domestic and int
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