Comic, colorful, and reassuring, Open Wide! features a dentist every child will love. Sam doesn't like going to the dentist—not one little bit! Hiding under the dentist's chair, he is definitely not going to budge. But Dentist Murgatroyd has seen much trickier patients and knows just what to do. He amuses Sam with stories about all his other peculiar patients—like the hippo with a toothache and the crocodile with a whole mouth full of surprises! Before he knows it, Sam has forgotten all his fears! But he doesn't believe the dentist's stories . . . does he?
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Tom Barber has had an extraordinarily varied career, having trained as a doctor and psychiatrist, he then worked in horticulture and conservation, running his own landscaping business. This led to gardening journalism, a regular column for the Independent, and eventually TV presenting on Channel 4's series Garden Party. He has three children of his own and naturally has now turned his hand to writing for children! Open Wide is his first picture book. Tom lives in Nottingham. Lynne Chapman has worked as a freelance illustrator for fifteen years and has also lectured in illustration and Printmaking. Her past titles include Rickety Barn, Giddy Goat, Big Bad Wolf is Good A New House for Smudge, I'll be Your Friend, Smudge and Smudge's Grumpy Day, Morning to Evening and Funny Stories for Nine-Year-Olds. Open Wide is her first picture book for Chrysalis Children's Books. Lynne lives in Sheffield.Review:
"Wonderfully funny. Tom Barber has created in Mr Murgatroyd a dentist every child will love. I just wish I'd had a Mr Murgatroyd when I first visited the dentist - a while ago now!" Michael Morpurgo"
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