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Enamel the Camel
Enamel the Camel

Enamel the Camel

By Mike King, Illustrated by Rick Ellis



32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: March 2022

ISBN 9781951412500

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Mar 2022)

Price: $16.95


Witty and fun, Enamel the Camel is a playful book for young readers that teaches the importance of embracing your individuality and taking care of your dental hygiene.  Enamel wishes he were 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 about being different. Then one day the class gets caught in a terrible sandstorm . . . and his exceptional incisors save the day. This is an upbeat, humorous story about sticking out, stepping up, and the importance of good dental hygiene.


"I love Enamel. This is a fabulous book!" --Dr. J. Mentzelopoulou, President of The New York Dental Society

"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."–Dean Amid Ismail, Dean of Temple University Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry

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

"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."--School Library Journal

"Kids will enjoy the tale. Adults will too. Dentists may find it incisive." —San Diego Jewish World

Author Biography

Mike King, also known as "Dr. Mike," is a successful pediatric dentist and a professional comedian. He also writes screenplays and plays and is the author of Flossopher and the Brushing Trees: An Adventure for Young Toothbrushers. He lives in New York City with his wife, Sophie, and their daughter, Annabelle. You can find out more about him at or 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