Title: The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle
Author/Illustrator: Hugh Lofting
Well, I loved it and would recommend it as a rollicking good silly adventure that a certain kind of kid around age 8 or 9 would love. But… the African Prince is on board to serve food. The “Red Indians” are too ignorant to raise their babies correctly. The monkey can travel because he looks so much like an African. You see the problem. I think that, with a long conversation about the book being old, you could read it with a kid. But not in a classroom – you can’t have that conversation with 25 kids at once.