Doctor Dolittle’s garden is teeming with insects, so he decides to learn the insect languages and soon hears some fascinating stories. None is more fascinating than the tale of the giant moths, and he plans a trip to seek them out. But before he can set off, he is amazed when one of them turns up.
Hugh Lofting was the creator of the beloved Doctor Dolittle children’s book series. He created the idea for the stories when writing letters home to his children while serving in the British army during World War I to avoid filling his letters with the atrocities or boredom of war.