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Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto

Spring 2011 Audio Book
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Producer: Macmillan Audio
CD Price: $9.99

William Steig's children's picture book Doctor De Soto is now available in a charming audio version. In the story, two mice run a dental practice that treats all sorts of animals-except cats and other creatures that prove a threat to small rodents. Doctor De Soto reconsiders his policy, however, and takes on a fox as a new emergency patient. The De Sotos have some reservations about this new patient, and wonder how much they can trust him, but Doctor De Soto is determined to at least finish the dental procedure. Steig's text is full of humor, which is echoed in the illustrations in the book that accompanies the CD. Award-winning actor Stanley Tucci makes a fine narrator with his rich, clear voice. There are two tracks on the CD: one simply for listening and one with cues to follow along with the book. This is a fun way to enjoy a classic story.

Editor's Note: The original book was a Best 25 Books of 25 Years selection, a list compiled as part of the Parents' Choice Foundation's 25th Anniversary

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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