The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle [NOOK Book]

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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  • BN ID: 2940012298041
  • Publisher: qasim idrees
  • Publication date: 4/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 154 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2010

    Warning to Parents - Problematic Content

    I read all the Dr. Dolittle books as a child and LOVED them-- I was captivated by the premise of being able to talk to animals as well as by the exciting adventures. However, I was not prepared for what I found in <The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle> (1951 printing) as I was reading it to my son. In Chapter 5 (p. 36), Polynesia the parrot is catching Dr. Dolittle up on the goings-on back in Africa. She tells him that one of the African kings they know has sent his son to study at Oxford. She further comments that the Prince didn't want to go, fearing that he would be eaten by white cannibals. She then states, "You know what those <n-word> are--that ignorant!" This troubling line has been excised from more recent printings. However...

    I'm afraid the trouble with the Dr. Doolittle books extends beyond problematic language. Unfortunately, the books promote a "white savior" mentality, as the good Doctor solves problems for ignorant natives at every stop in his voyages. Yes, in and of itself, having Dr. Doolittle help natives he encounters is noble and good. But it is the way the problem-solving is presented--one wonders how the natives ever managed to get along at all without him!

    This is MOST troubling in that these are children's books. I devoured these books as a child, never discussing them with my parents. While I believe I would have noticed any occurrences of blatantly racist language, the more subtle racist content in the "white savior" message went unnoticed and absorbed. This emphasizes the need for parents to carefully vet the books their children read so they may discuss any problematic issues. I don't know how popular Dr. Doolittle books are amongst today's children... hopefully, not very!

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    typos typos typos

    If you added up all the typos and random words like... fggfvhx it would probably add up to 5 full pages! Otherr than that it was great!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Book

    Awesome book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    read it!!!

    i read this book before i got my nook and loved it. it was entertaining and always left you wondering what will happen next. it would be great for any young adults and elementary school kids it's really intresting and easy to follow along with. if you are not sure if you want to download this ebook i say yes!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Dr. Doolittle has a funny name.

    Dr. Doolittle has a funny name that akes it sound very interesting. I wonder where he got his name from. Soinds very cool. Wanna read it someday.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Sucks

    Worst book ever typos were horrible

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    Great family reading OR a story young fluent readers (K-2) will love!

    Our family has fallen in love with the Classic Starts Series. This particular book; The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle is a darling story full of adventure that satisfies the interest of both kids; a first grade boy and preschool girl. The questions in the back allow the kids to think about the story and relate it to their own lives. The humor and conversations that materialize after are priceless! I would also recommend this title for fluent readers in lower grades (K-2)where age appropriate content matters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    ok

    The story line in the book is great but there are several things wrong with the format. Like i could be in the middle of a page and it will say something completely out of conntext like the voyages of doctor dolittle. It is a little better is you use the smallest text settings but it is not completely avoidable.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Fgn

    Would give it zero stars if i could

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    I dont really like this book

    No

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    I am offended...

    So this Newbery Award winning classic has been edited????? Take off Hugh Lofting's name and put the others on it so no one is tricked into thinking they are getting the original. Stop with the politically correct censoring!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

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    12 year old's review

    The beginning was great but the end was boring. It was hard to finish the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Great for a bedtime story

    My husband read this book for my 5 year old daughter and they both enjoyed it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    I have the same book except its a little different

    I have the same book except its a little different

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Awesome book

    This is a great book you and your kids will love it. It is a great source of literichure. Exploration is at hand!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Awesome

    Okay you 9 year old person is got to stop swiching and this book awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    awesome!!!!!

    The best book ever for all ages!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Good, but some formatting issues

    A very good story, but it has some formatting issues, like the title, instead of being on the top of the page, sometimes goes anywhere but the top. There are also some typos, random letters strewn about, and some missing puncuation which mysteriously moves to a whole section. But overall, it's very good. I would give it about 2 1/2 to 3 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

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    Excellent old book

    Its an excellent old book to read and its a caldecott book. I love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Perfect in every way......

    This book is perfect. Everyone who is interested in animals and nature and who likes a good adventure story should read it. Flawless.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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