This is my dollhouse /

by Potter, Giselle [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2016]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780553521542; 0553521543; 9780553521535; 0553521535.Other title: This is my doll house.Subject(s): Dollhouses -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.
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A girl makes her own dollhouse in this picture book that celebrates creativity and imagination!<br> <br> A little girl proudly walks the reader through her handmade dollhouse, pointing out the bricks she painted on the outside, the wallpaper she drew on the inside, the fancy clothes she made for her dolls, and the little elevator she made out of a paper cup. She's proud of her house and has lots of fun using her imagination to play with it--until she discovers her friend Sophie's "perfect" storebought house. Sophie thinks her house, with everything matching and even a toilet seat that goes up and down, is pretty perfect too, until both girls discover that the narrator's handmade dollhouse is really a lot more fun.<br> <br> "Celebrates the best of free play, capturing what it's like to be fully engaged and inspired." -- The New York Times<br> <br> "Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred<br> <br> "The realization that creative, outside-the-box artistry can be more inspiring than anything manufactured makes for a wonderful story." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred<br> <br> <br> From the Hardcover edition.

A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.

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Horn Book Review

An unnamed narrator owns a dollhouse that she built with cardboard, creativity, and whatever she could find around the house. The wallpaper is drawn in marker; a ribbon and feather become a flappers headband; a cup-and-string becomes an elevator, which goes up to the rooftop pool -- a bowl of water. Some of these origin stories make it into the text, but others must be surmised from the illustrations, which is half the fun. Friend Sophie also has a dollhouse, but hers is store-bought, with furniture thats meant to be furniture and plastic people who all look the same. The narrator is embarrassed to let Sophie see her dolls humble abode, but readers and listeners will probably guess which house ultimately proves more interesting and fun to play with. The first- person, present-tense narration captures the voice of an introspective, imaginative child, but its in Potters characteristic ink and watercolor illustrations that the books eclectic spirit shines through. Her wide, big-eyed faces are simple, but there are other details to discover throughout -- items from the endpapers show up repeatedly and serve different purposes. Much like the dollhouse, the book itself invites exploration: check under the dust jacket for tips on building a cardboard dollhouse of your own. shoshana flax(c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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