New children’s book tickles imagination with dragons, teaches lesson in hygiene

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Author Dr. Richard J. Scherr Jr. announces the nationwide release of his wonderful new juvenile fiction, “The Dragon Who Had a Sweet Tooth.”

Who says dragons can’t be friendly?

In “The Dragon Who Had a Sweet Tooth,” children will meet Gregor the Great in a whimsical, rhyming tale about a dragon, the town he encountered and the kindness, generosity and dental hygiene lessons that resulted.

“The Dragon Who Had a Sweet Tooth” will capture the imagination and hearts of young readers.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Scherr, who is the eldest of nine children, has been around kids much of his adult life working as a school psychologist. He has dabbled in other careers, including restaurant and construction work, all the while nurturing a hidden career as a writer. This book represents Scherr’s first foray into the publishing world.  In the meantime, he continues to do his part in helping children to achieve success in school. Scherr has been an active fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the American Red Cross. He is based in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.

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