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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Five Dolls and A Monkey

Title and author of book: Five Dolls and The Monkey by Helen Clare

Fiction or non-fiction? Genre? fiction, children's

What led you to pick up this book? I will read any books about dolls and dolls' houses

Plot summary: Elizabeth shrinks herself and visits her 5 dolls (and the monkey who lives on the roof) in their doll house.

What did you like most about the book? Really, the monkey was quite funny. The dolls' reactions to his antics are funny. I also loved the adventures of the dolls.

What did you like least? nothing

What did you think of the writing style? funny

Which of your readers are most likely to enjoy this book? Why? those who like books about dolls

Have you read any other books by this author? What did you think of those books? This is the first one. There are others in this series about these dolls that I would like to read if I could find them; the books were written in the 50s and I just happened upon this one at a library sale.

Do you recommend this book? If you use a rating system, what’s your rating? yes, 4.5/5


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