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Dr. de Soto
by William Steig

Age Range/Grade: 4 - 7; Preschool - Gr. 3

Theme: Outsmarting a trickster

Dr. de Soto is a kind dentist who takes good care of his patients. But one day a patient in need makes Dr. de Soto stop and think. Does he have to help every patient who comes to his door? 

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Strategy Focus:
Let Your Child Do the Talking

Staying engaged with a story is the first step to becoming a good reader. Ask questions that will encourage your child to tell you what they imagine when they look at the picture. What are the characters doing? What is happening in the background? These StoryTalk conversations will invest your child in the world of the book. 

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