Friday, September 4, 2015

Charming Picture Book

Today I am pulling out the nostalgia card!  Yes, this reprint of a classic was one I owned when it was originally published.  I cringe typing that!  But good stuff never goes out of style, so don't miss a chance to share a little bit of the past your child.

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Title: A Doll For Marie

Author: Louise Fatio

Target: Preschool - Grade 1

What this book is about:  
This is the story of a beautiful antique doll that wants to be loved by a girl.  People feel she is too delicate to be purchased as a plaything so she ends up in the home of an older woman whose house looks just like the antique store she left.  However, when a cat and puppy get a little frisky, our doll ends up in the mouth of a dachshund and her dress is torn and tattered.  She is found by Marie, the little girl who admired her from afar and now the doll may not be fancy, but more importantly, she is loved.  

Why I love this book: 
This book was originally published in 1957 and I remember owning it!  The illustrations evoke an earlier time and the story is charming, so it just brought me back.  This is a lovely book with a sweet message about being loved and not admired.  

Who this book is for: 
Great for kids who are open to books with some nostalgia. Also nice for girls who love their dolls!

Final thoughts: 
I still have a hard time with books being reprinted from my generations and marketed as “retro”  I’m not ready to be retro, but I guess it is better than old fashioned!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: A Doll For Marie  A portion of each purchase goes back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support!

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