DOCTOR SQUASH by Margaret Wise Brown

DOCTOR SQUASH

The Doll Doctor
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A Little Golden Book first published in 1952 with illustrations by J.P. Miller sees new life with new art, proving yet again that Brown is synonymous with timelessness. When dolls are sick or in pain, there’s really only one doctor to call: the good Doctor Squash, who attends to their every need. From broken legs and poison ivy to coughs and the mumps, the doctor always has the right cure on hand. And when the doc falls ill, the dolls take care of him in return. Some of the original text has been updated to suit the times (for example, the Wild Indian Doll becomes simply the Indian Doll). Gone too are such anachronistic images as the mammy doll. Appropriate though these changes may be, it is a pity that there is no mention of them in this new edition. Nevertheless, playing doctor with dolls never falls out of style, and Hitch’s retro style and modern toy updates work overtime to ensure that this book becomes a classic all over again. Entertaining and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)
Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-375-84800-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Golden Books/Random
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2010




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