Doctor De Soto

Written by William Steig • Illustrated by William Steig

Reviewed by Christopher L. (age 8)

Doctor De Soto was an animal dentist. One day a fox rang his doorbell. Doctor De Soto let him in. The fox had an ugly rotten tooth. Dr. De Soto went into the fox's mouth and pulled it. The fox wanted to eat him and his wife. When Doctor De Soto put the new cleaned tooth back in, he painted glue on all of the fox's teeth. The glue shut his mouth for two days so he wouldn't eat them. The dentist was happy that he helped and outfoxed the fox!

My favorite part of this story is when Dr. De Soto glued the fox's teeth together because it stuck his teeth together for two days. Dr. De Soto is my favorite character because he's a dentist. The fox is my least favorite character because he tried to eat Dr. De Soto. This story relates to my life because one time I went to the dentist and got my tooth yanked out just like the fox. I really liked the pictures in this book because they helped to tell the story.

I think others should read this book because it is a good book to read and you will learn that not all dentists are scary.

Christopher L. is a student in Mrs. Okamura's 2nd Grade Class
2005-2006