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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in
this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the
Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their
trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the
country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and
even a sneezy lion.

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29th August '17
I read it to Littlestar aged 9 months aged 0
Zog and the Flying Doctors 9781407164953
5 stars
My daughter is a bit young but I saw it was a Julia Donaldson book so thought we'd read it. My daughter wasn't really paying attention after a while as it's a long read for her (not even one). But I enjoyed the rhymes and the storyline. It makes reading to your little ones fun and easy. One that will be great in year to come and with a good message that girls can be doctors and not just princesses! 
5th September '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
Zog and the Flying Doctors 9781407164953
5 stars
A wonderful sequel to Zog: another amazing Julia Donaldson book! The focus of this one is mainly on the doctors and Zog (the dragon) being their ambulance. The story is very nice, well written and with wonderful illustrations. I really love how in thi book being successful is not about being a princess or a knight, but about helping others, like a doctor does.  
18th March '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A brilliant book as always from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Zog, Princess Pearl and Gadabout the Great are flying doctors. They stop to help a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with two horns and a lion with the flu. They then decide to visit Princess Pearl's uncle but he doesn't believe that princesses can be doctors and takes her prisoner!

This story is very inspirational particularly for girls. It is written with much humour, some cracking rhymes and wonderful illustrations.

A must for any Julia Donaldson fan. 
30th August '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to THughes14 aged 7 aged 7 , to HHughes28 aged 4 aged 4 & to PHughes22 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A superb sequel to Zog. Lovely to see the trio are still helping people and together. 
31st March '18
I read it to Miss-ie-davis aged 5 aged 5
Zog and the Flying Doctors 9781407164953
5 stars
Another amazing Donaldson book! Great use of rhyme!
6th December '18
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We recently borrowed this book from the library and my little girl absolutely adores it. It is such a fun book that we both enjoy reading together. I think we will have to buy a copy to keep! :) 
7th April '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is a firm family favourite in our house! We have read this book hundreds of times and the kids never tire of it, neither do we. The illustrations are beautiful, as can be expected from Axel Scheffler, as he does most of the illustrations for the Julia Donaldson books. We love the way Donaldson writes, the rhyming slang, the humour and the skill of writing really engaging children's books. 

"Zog and the Flying Doctors" follows on from "Zog", the story about a dragon trying to get through Dragon school but can't be fierce enough. This book sees the adventures Zog and the flying doctor's have after they all found each other in the first book. Another great book which I would highly recommend!
15th August '17
I read it to Brobee aged 4 aged 4 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
Zog and the Flying Doctors 9781407164953
5 stars
We love this story even more than the original Zog story. The princess is a super character and really this story is about her. The text is easy enough for my beginning reader to tackle at home by herself and it's enjoyable for us all to share together. It has similarities with the original; there is a repeated phrase and the themes of the story have parallels with the original too. We're hoping that Julia Donaldson writes a third installment soon as we really want to know more about the flying doctor team!
6th October '16
I read it to CaityBelle aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Already a huge fan of the original Zog story, and huge fans of Julia Donaldson in general, we couldn't wait to add this story to our collection. A thoroughly enjoyable story to share at bedtime, or indeed anytime, for parents and children of all ages. Beautifully illustrated as always and a charming storyline that no doubt will be enjoyed by generations for years to come.
30th September '16
I read it to JessicaLee aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We loved the first Zog book, and this sequel didn't disappoint.
The same familiar, likeable characters, in new scenarios. 
We bought it this morning, have read it 3 times and acted it out about 5 (Jess is into role play at the moment).
Would definitely recommend for any JD/Zog fans. 
12th October '18
I read it to Beach20 aged 4 aged 4 & to Beach09 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Fabulous story about friendship and how the three friends travel around helping people in need. The illustrations are wonderful. 
This story is the sequel to Zog. 
29th March '17
I read it to Dixie aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
We were excited to get this book and then felt let down, as the story was a bit wishy washy and Pearl being locked in the tower upset my daughter.
30th March '17
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
Zog and the Flying Doctors 9781407164953
3 stars
Sequel to Zog - although still works well as a standalone book. Princess Pearl visits her uncle only to find he says she can't be a doctor because she is a princess... and locks her in a tower until she changes her mind. The Uncle falls ill and all his male doctors cant help him, but Pearl finds a cure... and sends Zog and Sir Gadabout to collect the ingredients to make the medicine. The Uncle apologises to Pearl and releases her... back to her job as a medic. Rather obvious feminist message - that could have been achieved much better by making Pearl the doctor/surgeon (rather than the "nursing role") from the outset in the original book instead of giving that job to Sir Gadabout (afterall the flying doctors was Pearl's idea in the first place....). It's ok but not our favourite.  
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