And so, in a few years’ time, every living thing for mile and miles got to know about John Doolittle, M.D. And the birds who flew to other countries in the winter told the animals in foreign lands of the wonderful doctor of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, who could understand their talk and help them in their troubles. In this way he became famous among the animals-all over the world-better known even than he had been among the folks of the West Country. And he was happy and liked his life very much.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
A Doctor that talks to Animals
Once upon a time, many years ago when our grandfathers were little children--there was a doctor; and his name was Dolittle-- John Dolittle, M.D. "M.D." means that he was a proper doctor and knew a whole lot.
Wouldn't it be interesting to be able to communicate with animals and have them talk back. Dr. Dolittle is a great book for the young and old. The illustrations in this edition are amazing about every two or three pages are filled with wonderful pictures. You can't get enough of this book. We managed to read most of the book in one setting; which is very unusually. Logan didn't want me to stop which isn't like him. I ended up reading the first six chapters without a break, I was about to lose my voice. We took a break and had lunch. At lunch he asked how books come about. He said are these books made up...yes, make believe coming to life. I really think Logan was trying to figure out if Dr. Doolittle was real or friction.
Also, I'm a little ashamed to admit to this but I never knew that Dr. Dolittle was a book. (Hugh Lofting has written a whole series of books about Dr. Doolittle adventures). I have only seen several different movie versions. I had no idea it was consider a children's book. The things you learn while at the library. So, if your looking for something different and interesting you should try this book becuase Dr. Dolittle speaks universal “animalease”, and can communicate with any animal in the world.
Note: This edition is not the original version of Hugh Lofting’s. (Due to racial and stereotype depictions, the book went out of print for a time.) I found nothing offensive in this edition