Julia Donaldson & Rebecca Cobb transport us to a world of imagination and magic.
WHAT DO PARENTS NEED TO KNOW?
This beautiful book explores the topics of imagination and memories. In doing so The Paper Dolls also touches upon elements of danger and loss. However, the delightful crayon illustrations and repetition in the story presents these topics in a gentle way.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
While following the journey of a group of paper dolls we are transported to a world of imagination and magic. In this world kitchen tools can become creatures and toys appear powerful and real. Julia Donaldson presents a story of bravery and overcoming challenges through self-belief and the power of memories. Through their adventures the paper dolls encounter some very real dangers but manage to overcome them. In this story courage and confidence prevail.
WHAT DO WE SAY?
The sentiment in this book is really lovely. Julia Donaldson manages to capture and portray the strength behind memories and imagination in a way that makes them appear magical. Even in times of danger, the paper dolls find a way to transcend the scary and uncertain and transport themselves back to the safest and warmest of places. A real ode to confidence, self-belief and the power of imagination. We read this book over and over again and the story, and beautiful illustrations, never lose their charm.
WHAT DO KIDS SAY?
I love the song in the book but the part with the scissors was scary for a minute and then it was happy again.
Billy, aged 5.