About the Book

"A misfit Camel with excellent dental hygiene shows his worth in a tale that covers a lot of ground." —School Library Journal

Enamel wants to be like all the other camels who live in Camel-lot, but his front teeth are bigger than anyone else's. And they stick out. He's the only camel who brushes his teeth—he has to because everyone can see them. Enamel is tired of getting teased for being different. Then one day the class gets caught in a terrible sandstorm...and his exceptional incisors save the day.

Enamel the Camel is an upbeat, humorous story about sticking out, stepping up, and the importance of good dental hygiene.

School Library Journal

King, a dentist, combines the lesson with wordplay, including such zingers as Camel-lot, One Hump Lane, and Dromedharry. Vaguely Seussian illustrations bring a real depth and shine to the text.

San Diego Jewish World

Though the story in this variation is familiar, adult readers will definitely enjoy some of the shtick that Dr. Mike employs in its telling... Kids will enjoy the tale. Adults will too. Dentists may find it incisive.

Dr. J. Mentzelopoulou - President of The New York Dental Society

A fabulous book!

Marc Lemchen - orthodontist

A very cute, endearing book with great illustrations, and a sweet story with an important message – sure to become a kid’s dental classic.

Dean Amid Ismail - Dean of Temple University Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry

Enamel the Camel is the best children book I have read illustrating the importance of oral hygiene to children (and adults) in a easy to read, well-illustrated, and funny format.

Meet the Author

"Dr. Mike" King, a pediatric dentist and comedian, charms young patients with humor and magic. He's penned children's books Schmutz Mouth, Flossopher and the Brushing Trees and Enamel the Camel, as well as the touching Dad Spelled Backward, detailing his path to fatherhood. Mike resides in NYC with his family. More at mikekingwrites.com.

Meet the Illustrator

Rick Ellis is a cartoonist and the illustrator of Flossopher and the Brushing Trees: An Adventure for Young Toothbrushers. He lives in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife Maria, his seven funny kids, and numerous serious pets. You can find out more about him at www.rickellisillustrations.com.