It is it the first children's classic since Alice" Hugh Walpole "Lofting was a genuinely original writer with an unusually inventive mind and a great gift for adventure." Please try again.
I think it's more of a kids book than I expected, but the older youngster (10/11 etc) would probably enjoy it, rather than a younger one, 7/8.

Ages 6-9. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Doctor John Dolittle loves animals. I had them all when my boys were growing up and I cherish those hours reading these stories to them.

I think it's a mistake to re-write stories to suit current tastes and sensibilities, but I understand some people are going to do this. Lofting writes the most delightful stories and brings to life his wonderful little animal friends who have their own personalities. I remember Cheapside, a cockney sparrow, too. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2014. I had several as a child, but amazingly, not this first one. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Kleinbaum's adaptations, accompanied by Lofting's illustrations from the original editions, bring the classic books to younger readers. Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2015. Not wishing to write to his children of the brutality of the war, he wrote imaginative letters that were the foundation of the successful Doctor Dolittle novels for children. They narrowly escape sinking in their leaky ship, thanks to some stowaway rats with surprisingly cultured and well-bred diction, who alert the doctor just in time. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Bennett's reading of the classic children's book is deliciously whimsical. 1686 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<1CE2DC72C09C35439F48358B6EF17C8B><3B322EAFC05BC3459988BD964E41E8E0>]/Index[1675 21]/Info 1674 0 R/Length 68/Prev 361823/Root 1676 0 R/Size 1696/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This book will fill your kids with a sense of self confident, capability & self esteem and will provide them the tools to deal with the outside world. As an animal doctor, he's brilliant and soon finds himself and his animal friends sailing to Africa to treat an epidemic among monkeys.

He does his best reading for the middle-aged characters, as in his portrayal of Dolittle and his sister, Sara. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Serving as an officer in the Irish Guards Hugh Lofting when writing home to his family wanted something lighter for his children to read of instead of the brutality he saw around him, and so seeing how the horses and other animals were treated in the Army the idea for this famous character was born. Unable to add item to List. But animals come from far and wide until Doctor Dolittle has no more time for his human patients--and no more money. As the tale opens, Dr. John Dolittle is on the verge of the realization that he's just not much good as a people doctor--his earnings have dwindled to a paltry sixpence a year. The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. The doctor and his friends later run afoul of the Barbary pirates, known to be "a bad lot," for whom Bennett devises a hilariously unidentifiable but thoroughly villainous accent.

Bennett's reassuring voice and the fact that the doctor always forges a peaceful solution to each predicament make the recording appropriate for small children. He takes the advice of his creaky-voiced 183-year-old parrot, Polynesia, and learns animal languages.
I think it's a mistake to re-write stories to suit current tastes and sensibilities, but I understand some people are going to do this. Unfortunately not child/adult appropriate, Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020.

The hoity-toity lion is well portrayed also. . He said, "it's full of adventures. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2020.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. . Frankie and Peaches break the chain of bad feelings and turn bullies into buddies. I bought this one for my step-grandson who was in third grade at the time. Grade 4-8-The story of Doctor Doolittle's adventures and his eventual return home with the miraculous animal who joined the family. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2020. I would never have bought it had I realized that.

3 1-hour cassettes Understand, this is the bowdlerized version of Hugh Lofting's story, not the one he wrote.

Got this book as a gift for a family close to me with children aged 12, 9 and 7. Adults, children, and fans of timeless animal stories will welcome this new edition of an old favorite. In fact, he likes them so much that he decides to quit his regular practice and become an animal doctor.Determined to help all creatures in need of medical aid, Doctor Dolittle travels to Africa after learning about a serious illness there among the primate population. A mysterious illness leads to murder. John Dolittle is a kind and generous country doctor who loves animals — a fact made quite apparent by the "goldfish in the pond at the bottom of his garden . This is your ticket.

-- Blake Morrison Guardian "A work of genius. Yes there is more than one Dr Dolittle book.

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