Dr. Dog by Babette Cole

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Dr. Dog is an absolute whiz at diagnosing common childhood ailments and offering helpful health advice to the Gumboyles, his dysfunctional human family, in a zany story that introduces health and hygiene concepts to small children.
 

About Babette Cole

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Babette Cole was born on a little island called Jersey in 1950. She went to school in a convent but left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. She graduated in 1973 with an honours degree. Cole made friends with Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate who were making Children's TV programmes for the BBC. They gave Cole her my first job drawing for Jackanory and TV comics. Then, since she had had some work published by the BBC, she was able to go to other publishers with her own books and was finally published in 1976. Cole has written over 70 books, the most famous being"Mummy Laid An Egg". It sold a million copies.
 
Published August 9, 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Poor Dr. Dog, the hapless Gumboyle family pet and doctor who is pulled away from a conference in Brazil to tend to his sick and rather disgusting owners.

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This off-color, disjointed tale with a medical pretext is likely to inspire hilarity in the toilet-humor crowd, said PW. Ages 4-6. (Mar.)

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But the prognosis for good reading takes a turn for the worse with a drawn-out description of Baby Gumboyle's worm problem, which prompts some catchy advice from Dr. Dog: ``Never scratch your bum and suck your thumb!'' Equally disconcerting are the pages on beer-and-baked-beans aficionado Grandpa...

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This ""off-color, disjointed tale"" with a medical pretext is ""likely to inspire hilarity in the toilet-humor crowd,"" said PW.

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