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  • The Story of Dr. Doolittle

  • By: Hugh Lofting
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Too-Too the owl, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub-Gub the pig, Chee-Chee the monkey and many other animals accompany Dr. Doolittle on his adventurs in England, Africa and on the High Seas. Please note - due to certain unfortunate racial epithets and insensitivities contained in the narrative of this book, parental guidance is suggested.

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  • Emphasize the WARNING

  • By East on 06-02-18

Emphasize the WARNING

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

To be honest, I thought I knew this book. I remember having read it, but I do not remember that by Chapter 7 we've already gone through "darkie" and "work like n******". I know that Amazon left a note that some of this was going to be inappropriate, but that note was at the end of the description. I kind of think that they should move it up a little bit and make it not available on Amazon Freetime. I get it it's a classic, and times were different. However, if I had I been reading this allowed in my classroom, I would have just changed a couple of words and would not have hurt the content of the story at all. The fact that this was recorded in 2010 and that wasn't done to make it appropriate is ridiculous. What is the point of having this book read if not to a child?

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