Lyle the Crocodile
When Lyle the Crocodile had terrible toothache, his friends took him to Dr Molar, the dentist, but he couldn’t help him. Neither could Dr Canine. How did Lyle eventually get help for his toothache?
This great children’s book written by Dianne Stewart encourages children to look after their teeth with exuberant illustrations from award-winning illustrator Joan Rankin.
The book is available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
Dianne Stewart is an award-winning author who has published many highly acclaimed children’s books and others on African culture, both locally and internationally. She has degrees in African languages and literature, and is well steeped in anthropology, all of which provide an excellent pool of knowledge for her research into African folklore and mythology.
Joan Rankin has illustrated over thirty books for children. She received the South African HAUM Daan Retief Prize for children’s book illustration in 1986 and the Katrine Harries Award for Children’s Book Illustration in 1991. She has illustrated numerous books on the McElderry list, including
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade
by Louise Borden. Joan won the MER Prize for best illustrated children’s book for Just Sisi/Net Sisi written by Wendy Hartmann.
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