All Fanny wants in the world is a Connie doll, but Mom says "NO!" But no one ever said she couldn't make one instead! With some scissors, glue, and her craft box in hand, Fanny sets out to replicate Connie, but it's Annabelle who is the result of her efforts. A little lopsided and a little unkempt, Annabelle turns out to be the companion Fanny has always wanted. Though at first her friends turn up their noses, in the end everyone learns that using your imagination and working with your own two hands can result in the best toy of all!
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Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of ten previous and highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, as well as an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.From Booklist:
When Fanny’s two friends bring their glamorous, sophisticated-looking Connie dolls over to play, she shows them her homemade doll, Annabelle. The girls’ polite silence leads Fanny to look at Annabelle critically and stow her away in a drawer—at least until her friends go home. Then she listens to her heart. The next time the three girls play dolls together, Annabelle takes a prominent, competent role in the girls’ make-believe: she plays the vet, assisted by two willowy nurses. The understated story is nicely nuanced, making its points quietly and leaving children to draw whatever conclusions they will. The beautifully painted scenes that take place in Fanny’s room at night are wonderfully evocative, while some of the illustrations of the characters are more exaggerated and less effective. Still, many children will empathize with Fanny’s strong emotions and appreciate her creative knack for bringing about her own happy ending. Preschool-Grade 3. --Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Little Brown and Company 2008-01-01, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780316166874B
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316166871
Book Description Little Brown, NY, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Hobbie, Holly (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st prnting) It is Signed by the artist/illustrator on the title page. Includes the wrap around band. Inlcudes as well a make-your-own-paper doll. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 046027
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316166871