THE DOCTOR HAS A FAMILY by Evelyn Barkins
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THE DOCTOR HAS A FAMILY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Continuing the domestic drama of the Barkins (I Love My Doctor and the substantially successful Th Doctor Has a Baby) this continues to plump for Mrs. Barkins' independent, individualistic techniques of child-raising in what she calls her ""unscientific revolution"". These you may remember from the earlier book, derive from a rebellion against the slave mother and the too free child, consist largely of labor-saving and corner-cutting angles (no night feedings ever; baths if and when) and are applied to the new and third baby, George. But chiefly this tells of the necessity to move out of a city apartment now that they are five; the finding of a home, unbuilt, and its Blandingsesque building; the differences in suburban (Westchester) living; her writing, and the general family participation in the hard-to-find publisher for mother's book. When you get right down to it, she's not too revolutionary, and a little self-satisfied, but there's still the united family front, the light, bright touch to make this casually engaging- to and for the ladies.

Pub Date: March 7th, 1950
Publisher: Pellegrini & Cudahy