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Book of the week: The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson


When I first saw The Paper Dolls I was attracted by the sweet illustrations by Rebecca Cobb. We have many books by Julia Donaldson and are so familiar with her work with Axel Scheffler that I didn't immediately see that this was written by her. 

The Paper Dolls is a delightful story about a little girl who makes some paper dolls with her mother. She plays with them for days until they sadly get cut up. But they live on in her memory and when she grows up to be a mother she makes more with her litte girl.

It is the sweetest book and I've enjoyed reading it with my children. I love it because it reminds me of making paper dolls with my Mum and just like the story shows, then making them with my children. Imogen loves the illustrations and how each doll is different. She also loves the part where the little girl grows up to be a mummy. And Oren loves getting one of his dinosaurs and acting out the part where the dinosaur tries to get the dolls! He also loves learning all the names of the dolls.

I know that we'll be making lots of paper dolls this weekend! 

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