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Dr Dolittle's Ambulance

Written by Hugh Lofting, Charlie Sheppard

Illustrated by Sarah Wimperis

Dr Dolittle's Ambulance Synopsis

Doctor Dolittle's dogs know how hard their master works. Together, they come up with a plan to make an ambulance that charges around Puddleby picking up ill animals and bringing them to the Doctor. They're very eager to please, in fact perhaps a little too energetic in their search for a patient. Mayhem ensues as the dogs run riot bringing their own brand of first aid to Puddleby.This new Doctor Dolittle retelling will introduce new readers to this well loved character and his exciting adventures. A funny, simple and beautifully illustrated book to encourage reading.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099407010
Publication date: 30th May 2000
Author: Hugh Lofting, Charlie Sheppard
Illustrator: Sarah Wimperis
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Hugh Lofting, Charlie Sheppard

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters ...

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