Doctor Dolittle


Word Count: 371

My book report is on Doctor Dolittle. The author of this
book is Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle talks to the animals
and is also kind of like a veterinarian. He knows most of the
animal languages. He really calls himself a naturalist which
studies plants and animals. He lives in Puddleby, England.
He has an assistant named Stubbins. Doctor Dolittle wants
to learn the language of the shellfish because they are one of
the oldest animals on earth. He thinks that they can tell him
secrets of the past. Doctor Dolittle decided to give up on the
shellfish language for a while. Stubbins and the Doctor play a
game that you close your eyes and flip the pages of an atlas
and put a pencil down on the page. The place that he picked
was Spidermonkey Island. The purple bird of paradise tells
him that the greatest naturalist is Long Arrow and that he
lives at Spidermonkey Island. Doctor Dolittle goes on a
voyage to Spidermonkey Island. The Doctor goes and he
saves Long Arrow and 9 other Indians from a cave that a
rock had covered the entrance. Doctor Dolittle found a way
to dig under the rock and make it fall. Another tribe on the
other side of the island wanted to go to war with the
peaceful indians. They were going to fight because they were
to lazy to do work because the island was floating South and
getting cold. The Doctor, Long Arrow, and another man
basically won the war for the tribe. They swung clubs and
knocked everyone out of the way. Then Polynesia(a talking
parrot) brought millions of black parrots from South
America. Most of the other tribe got their ears bit off.
Doctor Dolittle was made king of the tribe. They changed
his name to Jong Thinkalot because they didnít think Dolittle
fit him. Doctor wanted to go but he had to stay and teach
the tribe to do things more modern. When he was crowned
a rock fell into a dead volcano and it made the island sink.
The Doctor decided to leave Spidermonkey Island and go
back to Puddleby. They rode back in a giant snail with a
glass shell. He taught Doctor Dolittle the shellfish language.
This was a good and interesting book. I wish that it never
would have ended. I recommend this book to everyone who
likes reading about people talking to animals and long
books.