Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Greenaway shortlist - The Paper Dolls - Please let us know what you think in the comments.

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens.
This is a wonderful child-centred celebration of imaginative play, where real physical objects around the child become motifs that are transformed by her imagination or carried through the book to give a real sense of continuity. The floating paper dolls have real rhythm and movement, which evokes a sense of the freedom of childhood and the detail of more modern dress for the second set of dolls, cleverly shows the passing of time.







1 comment:

  1. I really like this book. I love it how the paper dolls always stick together no matter what happens and this teaches children to stay together when things get hard. The ending is my favourite part because the little girl becomes a mum as well and helps her little girl to make paper dolls (spoiler alert).
    Izzy P