Originally written in 1920. The original Disney movie followed this book somewhat, the more recent movie did not follow it at all. The book is better than either movie. Through the agency of animal friends Dr. Dolittle learns to talk to the animals. His human friends are most unhappy with a house full of animal patients. So when Dr. Dolittle hears of a horrible epidemic among African monkeys he sails off to help - engendering and finding many adventures. The pushmi-pullyu and Tommy Stubbins are in this book as well.
FANTASTIC!! you will not regret reading this book, and will want to collect all of them in the series! my son could not put it down.
Delightfully fun book to read with the children. Listed as a Sonlight read aloud.
In this first book in the series, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals--Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Polynesia the parrot
Doctor Dolittle has filled his house with so many of his animal friends that his "people" patients can bear it no longer. In fact, he likes the animals better and he can talk to them too! One day a mysterious call comes from Africa--the monkeys are all dying from a horrible epidemic. To the rescue! Doctor Dolittle sails off to help the monkeys and there finds the extraordinary two-headed Pushmi-Pullyu.
Great book. I laminated the cover and it is in perfect condition.