Demon dentist

by Walliams, David, 1971-

Format: Print Book 2016.
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Summary

The UK's #1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams, hailed as "the heir to Roald Dahl" by the Spectator, bursts onto the American market with Demon Dentist--and this is one dentist appointment you don't want to miss.

Something strange is happening in Alfie's town. Instead of shiny coins from the tooth fairy, kids are waking up to dead slugs, live spiders, and other icky, terrible things under their pillows. Who would do something so horrific? Alfie is sure that Miss Root, the new dentist in town, is behind it all. There's nothing Alfie hates more than going to the dentist, but to solve this mystery, he may have to book a dreaded appointment. . . .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After a particularly traumatic trip to the dentist, Alfie never set foot in a dental practice again, and his yellowed, spotty gnashers are proof. But a new dentist has come to town austere, creepy Dr. Root, who insists children call her Mummy and Alfie's social worker is determined to shine up his chompers. Meanwhile, kids all over town are putting teeth under their pillows, only to discover gruesome prizes (a wasp nest! a flattened toad!) the next morning, instead of shiny coins. Alfie and his friend Gabz are certain Dr. Root is responsible and start investigating, but before long, they are at the mercy of the maniacal dentist's evil schemes. British comedian Walliams warns readers that this is a horror story, and he mostly delivers on that promise, but the over-the-top plot turns, sometimes repetitive jokes, and ragged pacing often dampen the fright factor. Though comparisons to Roald Dahl are inevitable helped in no small part by Ross' exceptionally Quentin Blake-like illustrations Walliams' grotesque characters, incompetent adults, and plucky children lack what Dahl's books have truckloads of: heart. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Walliams' series is a big hit across the pond, and his first foray into the U.S. publishing scene is getting the royal treatment.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Alfie has enough to deal with given his father's ailing health, but now his social worker is insisting that he see the new dentist in town because his teeth are in such a state of disrepair that his smile is fear-inducing. Yet the new dentist is clearly up to no good, and Alfie is determined to prove it, even if he has to have his teeth examined. Author Walliams, also an actor and comedian with considerable experience performing in the U.K., effectively narrates his own book with a soft but throaty voice. His English accent remains appealing and engaging throughout the production. He captures Alfie's mood while also presenting realistic vocal characters for Alfie and other male characters. Voice actors Jocelyn Lee Esien and Nittin Gantra provide additional lively and colorful characters in this production. The three distinct voices provide a solid mixture of aural enticements, and their parts are well-woven into the narration so that it flows smoothly from each character. Accompanying each chapter's end is music that also adds to the tone and mood of the story. Ages 8-12. A Harper hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dentists -- Juvenile fiction.
Teeth -- Juvenile fiction.
Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction.
Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
Dentists -- Fiction.
Teeth -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Contributors Ross, Tony, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Description 429 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062417046
0062417045
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