From a voyage to Africa to a dog detective solving mysteries in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, these adventures are as enthralling as any in the Doctor's eventful life.
Surprisingly, Dr. Dolittle stories keep turning up. In what Josephine Lofting heralds in her brief forward as the "final selection of .... animal stories....published a number of years ago in the New York Herald ??... and in book form," there is a delightful round of adventures in the gently enduring Lofting sense of humor. Three after dinner stories by staunch members of the Home for Crossbred Dogs; a visit to the ?? by the doctor and Cheapside the London sparrow; a trip to Africa and the Land of the ??mbia Goo Goos, are all couched in the dignity of English sobriety and softly starred with jibes at social virtues of the nineteen teens. Dab Dab, Gub Gub, Polynesia, Tommy Stubbins and the rest, people boggy Puddleby-on-the-Marsh and the journeys abroad, and there is a good supply of the author's marvellously suggestive illustrations. (Kirkus Reviews)