The Doll Hospital (Hardcover)

By Kallie George, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534401211, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

When toys need a little (or a lot of!) TLC, they head to the Doll Hospital in this endearing picture book in the tradition of Doc McStuffins. Don’t worry, toys, Dr. Pegs will have you feeling better in no time!

It’s a quiet morning at the Doll Hospital until…
DING-A-LING-A-LING!
The emergency bells ring!
Here comes a patient who needs Dr. Pegs’s help.

Dr. Pegs is about to get to work when…
DING-A-LING-A-LING!
Here comes another patient! And another!

How will Dr. Pegs take care of them all? Looks like the doctor needs some help herself!


Praise For The Doll Hospital

"It's not only the patients, but the doctor and nurses who are dolls, too.... Collage and digital illustrations have a charming retro look with a palette that relies on red, green, yellow, and brown... the text is cumulative in a satisfying way... the instinct to care for others is important to nurture."

"Dr. Pegs, with red pigtails and wide brown eyes, is planning a slow day at the doll hospital, organizing buttons. But that’s before the doorbell rings—one, two, three, four times.... The illustrations, made of cut paper, cloth, stuffing, ink, and digital techniques, give a three-dimensional look to the artwork and provide a symmetry of shape and color, primarily reds, greens, buffs, and browns. If a hospital visit can be fun, it’s this one."

"What starts out as a quiet day at the Doll Hospital quickly becomes a hectic one as patient after patient arrives with various problems that need fixing.... Written in a cumulative manner with bright, colorful digital illustrations rendered in a simple color palette, this is a sweet story that will capture the hearts of little ones with their own favorite dolls."