The Doll Hospital

illus. by Sara Gillingham. 32p. S. & S./Atheneum. Jun. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534401211.
PreS-Gr 1—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. Doctor Peg (also a doll) begins making her to-do list, which grows quickly, and includes gluing a cracked porcelain arm and restuffing a stuffed dolls stuffing. Soon the good doctor is overwhelmed. But she enlists the help of the Nesting Nurses dolls, who help set everyone to rights, and even find a button for Teddy Bear's eye.
VERDICT 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. Best shared one-on-one and for small group read-alouds.

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