Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

My only experience with Doctor Dolittle is bits and pieces of the Rex Harrison movie.  Talk to the Animals and all that.

Since the book was free (thanks Amazon) and it's a short one, I decided to read it.  A 30 min workout and two subway rides was all it took.  A children's book, clearly, but still a fun one to read (albeit one with a very 1920's view on black people... it wasn't Song of the South, but wow, it certainly isn't politically correct).

I also had no idea there were 9 Doctor Dolittle books (and a few more that were published posthumously).

I'll probably check them out at some point, but I think I want to see what Oz holds next.

1 comment:

Brian (Shadowfoot) said...

I really enjoyed the doctor Dolittle books when I was a kid.