Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his house with every kind of creature imaginable and even learns to talk their language. And when the Doctor hears of a terrible sickness among the monkeys in Africa, soon he and his animal friends are setting off on the most unforgettable adventure . . . The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first of the Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world.