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Another book review..

Natural Kids: Another book review..

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another book review..

My daughter turned 5 last June and one of my dear friends gifted us this great book called "Fanny" by Holly Hobbie.  It was truly the perfect book for us and has quickly became most requested.  We LOVE this book!

There are many reasons why I love making dolls for my kids but the main one is giving them age appropriate dolls to play with.  I have made a decision to not have certain 'dolls' (rhymes with smartie!) in our house.  My girly has discovered them at friends houses and of course thinks they are pretty fascinating!  I have explained to her that I don't like those dolls with reasons such as too much make-up, too grown-up, etc.  This is just me, I totally respect other peoples decisions but this is what works for us.  

This book was so appropriate I couldn't believe it and neither could my daughter.  As we read it together the first time, she looked at me in amazement as certain parts were actual conversations we have had, including the wee sewing machine I gave to her for her birthday!  

The little girl, Fanny, really wants a 'Connie' doll but her mom doesn't like them.  So Fanny decides to make her own doll.  I don't want to spoil it for you but it really is a wonderful story with great pictures and deals well with issues such as individuality and imagination.  We really love this book and my daughter was totally fine with finding a new home for the plastic doll she was given for her birthday.  Amazing!  The wonderful part about this book is it doesn't come across all preachy like it could.  It really is a sweet story, enjoy!



Blogger germandolls said...

Great tip! I will look for it at the library.
My daughter received a horrible talking moving doll from and unlce 2 years ago. I call her the scary baby...What can you do when relatives don't respect your wishes???

July 23, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger FairiesNest said...

Thanks for the review D'Andrea, I will definitely look this one up!

July 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

Germandolls: I must admit, in the first few years of my daughter's life, I looked at all of her gifts received in the mail before giving them to her. That doesn't work anymore. She still longs for every dolly she sees, and sometimes she gets toys that I don't think are great, but no one's given anything truly shocking (though the plush singing dreydl received at a Chanukkah party was a bit unnerving).

I will look for Fanny. Thanks for the reccomendation, D'Andrea!

--Farida (Alkelda)

July 23, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

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