Tommy Stubbins becomes Doctor Dolittle's assistant, and learns to talk to all of his animals. They set off for the floating Spidermonkey Island (South America) to find another famous naturalist, who has disappeared. On the way, they run into trouble. In Monteverde, they run out of money. Here, Doctor Dolittle bets a bullfight promoter that if he wins in the bullring, all bullfights will end. He gets into the ring with 5 bulls, whom he has already talked to, and who have agreed to cooperate, and Dr. Doolittle wins. The voyagers are able to buy supplies, and continue on their adventures, until they hit the next snag. Will they make it to Spidermonkey Island? Will they ever make it home? This book is one of many Doctor Dolittle books. It won the Newbery Medal in 1923.
Date read: 4/12/2009