Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Trade in your item
Get a $3.75
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Mother, Mother, I Feel Sick; Send for the Doctor, Quick, Quick, Quick Hardcover – March 27, 2001

4.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$63.93 $19.95
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.23

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Originally published in 1966, Mother Mother I Feel Sick Send for the Doctor Quick Quick Quick by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree, has been re-illustrated by Charlip, with silhouette paper cut-outs against a background of Victorian wallpaper. This visual treatment gives the story about a beach ball-shaped boy with a stomach ache a nostalgic look sophisticated enough to lure modern readers. As the doctor removes each item from the boy's stomach (a parasol, a bicycle, etc.), they appear in full color on the opposite spread, and the boy gradually returns to his natural size and shape.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Ages 3-5. When a boy complains of feeling sick, his distressed mother sends for the doctor, who operates on his stomach and extracts one impossible object after another, from a teapot to a bicycle. A perennial favorite with preschoolers, this picture book has been reprinted with new backgrounds for its distinctive silhouette illustrations. The new outdoor scenes, softly drawn in shades of blue, make attractive backdrops, though the wallpaper patterns in a few of the interior scenes are too large in scale and detract from the artwork when viewed up close. Hold the book up for the story-hour crowd, though, and its magic still shines through. An appended note explains how to perform the rhyme as a shadow play. May this rejuvenated classic entertain children with its wonderfully absurd story and comical punch line for another 35 years. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (March 27, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582460434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582460437
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I remember these Victorian silhouette illustrations on bold backgrounds from when I was young, and when we found it recently at the library I discovered that it has as much appeal to my four year old today as it did (and still does) to me. The objects the doctor extracts from a young boy's dramatically bloated stomach get progressively more outrageous as they go along, and the story ends with a funny twist. I'm delighted to find this 1966 Berkeley, CA classic available again in print.
1 Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
When I was a small child back in the late sixties, early seventies, my this was probably my favorite book in the whole world. When read in very expressive voices, it adds to the wonderful illustrations in this book. I still have my original copy from when I was a child, and hold it close to my heart. It thrills me to know that perhaps another generation will be exposed to this book, and its next phase begins.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It arrived quite fast and it was in good condition but don't expect anything new, unless stated. An oldie but goodie, was this book for me, about 38 years ago and now it's one I wanted to share with my kids.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I wanted a copy of this book to give to a friend who works in a children's hospital. It is hilarious and encourages the child to tell the story or even act it out. Amazon did a great job of locating the book which is currently out of print.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I chose this book because I have had prior experience dramatizing it (as a play)
with 1st graders. It lends itself to creativity, for example, whatever objects
children (actors) brought to use as swallowed objects, the nurse or doctor (child)
thinks of something to rhyme in a surprised/horrified comment as they bring it into
view. Fun.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Dear publishing industry: Someone please bring this wonderful story back into print! I would buy multiple copies for the library where I work and my personal library at home.

Dear readers: This is a clever, funny story. You can increase your fun by turning it into a shadow play and acting it out. Someone can lay on the floor behind a white sheet and another person can pretend to be the Doctor and pull all sorts of silly objects out of the patient's belly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
It's just an all-around great and hilarious book! Better than everything you've ever read!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
As a kindergarten teacher I am always on the look out for great literature selections that I can use as a new letter of the alphabet is introduced. My collection of books for the letter Q is quite small. However, this book is a great addition to my Q file! The students love the black and white shadows as they try to figure out just what this little boy has swallowed!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: children's