This Is a Hospital, Not a Zoo!
Publication Date: March 1998
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Filbert MacFee is having a lively time in the hospital. When Nurse Skeeter is ready to give him a shot, he turns into a thick-skinned rhinoceros! The moment he sits in an ice-cold wheelchair headed for X-ray, he becomes a penguin. Crafty Nurse Beluga outwits Filbert in all his animal transformations, but good news comes at last-Dr. Kebob! Once he stops being an orangutan, he tells Filbert he is well enough to go home. Rollicking verse, a quirky cast of characters, and Sue Truesdell's inimitably zany drawings turn a hospital stay into a reassuringly comic escapade.
ARTHUR HOWARD created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.
"A noted poet takes your readers along on a city dog's first trip to the country . . . Replete with the imagery one has come to expect from Kuskin, this story is a verse in treat." School Library Journal