Nothing to it, really--and everything needful. ""Harry catches his tail in Mrs. Kelly's screen door,"" goes with his mother...

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COME TO THE DOCTOR, HARRY

Nothing to it, really--and everything needful. ""Harry catches his tail in Mrs. Kelly's screen door,"" goes with his mother to ""the doctor,"" learns from the assembled animals why each is there, has his tail bandaged, reassures some arriving kittens, and brags to all his animal acquaintances about his bravery. We're in with the doctor for only two pages--the point is not what-a-vet-does. Rather, it projects--in the person of naturally apprehensive, naturally curious, naturally relieved (and rightfully proud) Harry--a universal everyday experience. With the extra fillip here, not only of Harry's expressive demeanor, but of who the other patients are and what ails them. (Among them, winningly, is ""a rooster who had a sore throat."")

Pub Date: March 4, 1981

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1981