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The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
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Oct 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read from October 19 to 23, 2010

I have seen the movie - both the original musical version and the Eddie Murphy comedy version - but have never thought to read the book. I picked it up because of the artwork but when I began reading it to my kids, they really liked it. We are going to give Lofting's follow up book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle a try.

On an interesting social note, there is much talk of the "Black Man" and the "White Man" when the Doctor gets to Africa. As I was reading to my kids I wasn't sure if the use of the descriptors needed explaining. They aren't outwardly offensive but are not words that are commonly used in our house.

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