Doctor Dolittle is a 19th-century English physician who has never been one for worrying much. After his human patients desert him (when one too many sit on one of his unusual parlor pets), he converts his practice gracefully to animal medicine. Having mastered animal language along the way (with the help of his caustic yet amusing parrot, Polynesia) is well on his way to a thriving practice. Then, one cold, dark winter night, as the doctor and his pets sit around the fire, a message arrives, via sparrow, from Africa. A terrible epidemic has broken out among the monkeys, and Doctor Dolittle is the only one who can save them. And so off he goes.
Originally published in 1920, The Story of Doctor Dolittle has delighted and amused countless millions of children all over the world. Lofting’s playful description of the animals and Doctor Dolittle’s clear affection for his patients, one and all, make this a book that will bring a smile to the face of readers of all ages.
NB: There is neither audio nor are there any illustrations! This book is "only" meant to be read.