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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
What are you scared of? Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Of enduring all those noisy drills and poking in the mouth? You’re not alone. There are a lot of things in this world that are very frightening. In Cheryl DaVeiga’s The Dolphin Dentist, Fearless Flossy, a great white shark, might be good at frightening others in her undersea world, but she’s terrified of the dentist. Dr. Dribble is a kind-hearted dolphin dentist, but he has a strict “No Sharks Allowed" policy. Will he bend the rules a little to help a terrified great white shark, with her painful, yucky yellow teeth that are "jaggedy, snagged, and zig-zaggedy?” Two terrified sea creatures must confront their fears to do what is best for each other.
Cheryl DaVeiga’s picture book, The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed, is a clever and sometimes funny book about conquering fear. Told partially in rhyming verse, the author uses simple language to help young readers follow along. The inclusion of punny, made-up words, and quirky names like Dr. Dribble for the dentist and Ms. Oops for his assistant (I wonder how many times her help has resulted in ‘oops’ episodes?) will have the dentist-fearing young reader giggling and relaxing (somewhat) at the thought of going to the dentist. The illustrations by Luis Peres are superb: bright, bold, and colorful. And the random placement of words, in varying fonts and colors, adds to the “splash” of this story. A great read and a great way to help young readers overcome fears, or at least be able to face them with courage.