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Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor (A Golden Classic) Hardcover – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: A Golden Classic
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; Reissue edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375848002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375848001
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,683,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 3–This newly illustrated reissue of a 1952 Golden Book recounts the illnesses of various dolls–squeaky soldier, teddy bear with a bloody nose, fireman with a broken leg, Indian with poison ivy, etc–and Doctor Squash, who comes running to dispense medicine and advice as needed. When the good doctor falls ill, the toys get the chance to return the favor and take care of him. Hitch's cartoon illustrations complement the text well with bright colors and great facial expressions. They are updated from the original (no Mammy doll) but still have an old-fashioned look. References to the snowman doll's illness and “wild Indian” have been removed. Perplexingly, the story does continue to refer to cough drops as “good as candy and just as pretty” and to mention writing prescriptions for measles, mumps, chicken pox, and whooping cough. Updated, but still a bit out-of-date.–Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, perhaps best known as the author of GOODNIGHT MOON (Harper), wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young could be fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. She wrote several bestselling Little Golden Books including MISTER DOG, SAILOR DOG, and THE COLOR KITTENS.

David Hitch has illustrated children's books in the US and in England. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker.

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By A.Parret on November 27, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Iove the dolls they do the golden rule and help doctor Squash when he gets hurt after he helped the dolls with their "do diagnosis".
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By debra setzer on August 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My fav. Book growing up.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bailey Maynard on June 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
It was sweet,and great for children.At times it got boring,but your child will love it. It lets kids feel as if they could be doctors,just like Doctor Squash.
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More About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.