Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor

Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor

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by David Hitch, Margaret Wise Brown
     
 

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From the Golden Books archives comes a Margaret Wise Brown gem, with fresh new illustrations! Mother, Mother, I am sick Call for the Doctor quick quick quick! When tiny toys of all kinds cry, Doctor Squash comes running! Always ready to mend and soothe, to pat and prescribe, Doctor Squash helps each doll stay "fit as a fiddle and right as rain." And when the good

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From the Golden Books archives comes a Margaret Wise Brown gem, with fresh new illustrations! Mother, Mother, I am sick Call for the Doctor quick quick quick! When tiny toys of all kinds cry, Doctor Squash comes running! Always ready to mend and soothe, to pat and prescribe, Doctor Squash helps each doll stay "fit as a fiddle and right as rain." And when the good doctor himself falls ill, you can be sure there will be a crackerjack team of dolls-turned-doctors ready to rush to his aid! Beautifully reillustrated by David Hitch, this whimsical Golden Book from the 1950s will enchant a new generation.

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A Little Golden Book first published in 1952 with illustrations by J.P. Miller sees new life with new art, proving yet again that Brown is synonymous with timelessness. When dolls are sick or in pain, there's really only one doctor to call: the good Doctor Squash, who attends to their every need. From broken legs and poison ivy to coughs and the mumps, the doctor always has the right cure on hand. And when the doc falls ill, the dolls take care of him in return. Some of the original text has been updated to suit the times (for example, the Wild Indian Doll becomes simply the Indian Doll). Gone too are such anachronistic images as the mammy doll. Appropriate though these changes may be, it is a pity that there is no mention of them in this new edition. Nevertheless, playing doctor with dolls never falls out of style, and Hitch's retro style and modern toy updates work overtime to ensure that this book becomes a classic all over again. Entertaining and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375848001
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
A Golden Classic Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, perhaps best known as the author of GOODNIGHT MOON (Harper), wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young could be fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. She wrote several bestselling Little Golden Books including MISTER DOG, SAILOR DOG, and THE COLOR KITTENS.

David Hitch has illustrated children's books in the US and in England. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker.

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Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring baby stuff
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