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Paper Dolls
Julia Donaldson

Picture books

Exploring the delicate subject of loss – blurb to follow


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36 comments on “Paper Dolls

  1. amacarthur says:

    I love this book because it inspired me to do my own paper dolls

  2. Arthur Freeman says:

    I liked the paper dolls going back together again. Its funny that her mummy has a crocodile oven glove!

  3. Annabel Pickstone says:

    I like Paper-dolls because me and my Mummy make them together. We made them after reading this book. (Nov 2017).

  4. Zigfried Stanway Deckers says:

    I have read the story loads of times, espceially with my sister Juno. ZSD

  5. Mila Unsworth says:

    I liked singing the song that the dolls sang and it was nice that the girl showed her little girl how to make paperdolls when she was a mother.

  6. Frederick Magkiriadis says:

    We liked that the little girl made some paper dolls. We really liked that one paper doll was called Fred.

  7. Eva Unsworth says:

    I liked when the paper dolls were in the girls memory even though they had been cut up.
    It was nice that she made more paper dolls with her daughter

  8. Finley Hanrahan says:

    I liked it but I didn’t like the boy snipping the paper dolls.

  9. Ava Atkins says:

    I liked how the paper dolls always hold their friends’ hands and they never let go.

  10. ejackson says:

    I like this book because I you to read it when I was little and I found it very cute and I like the way when she makes paper doll,s

  11. ejackson says:

    I like this book because I you to read it when I was little and I found it very cute.

  12. cwilloughby says:

    I liked this book because it has imagineary paper dolls and always go on an adventure.

  13. nbraganza says:

    I like it because it is full of imaginary things and her paper dolls.

  14. claque says:

    Paper Dolls is an amazing book explaining how a few paper dolls can have a live not just in the real world but in one’s imagination. Towards the end of the book the main character becomes an adult and with her own child makes paper dolls again. I like the book because the repeating song that the five paper dolls sing is very memorable.

  15. Henry Roberts says:

    It was good that even though there were so many scary things the paper dolls kept getting away. I didn’t like it when the paper dolls got snipped up. It was sad. But after the boy snipped them they joined back together and went to a memory place. I have a big silver balloon that I lost in my memory place and this story made me think of my grandpa.

  16. Oscar Freeman says:

    I liked the bit where they went on adventures. And I liked the bit when the little girl grew into a mother and made paper dolls with her daughter.

  17. Caleb Ng Hong Ti says:

    I love this story! The paper dolls never die but go to Heaven. I know how to make paper dolls.

  18. Gabriela Beron-Cardona says:

    I love the story, beautiful illustrations. It brings childhood memories, turning around a sad story into a happy memory.
    It gives parents a tool to use on those difficult moments when children loose a precious toy.

    Also I love the idea of a story of a toy that is not plastic!

  19. hfrances says:

    I liked this book a lot and seeing where the paperdolls played. I liked the bit when the boy chopped them up because I really liked it when they came back together again in the girls memory. I made paperdolls after reading this book.

  20. aroberts says:

    I like this book because the paper dolls go on a big adventure. I like it because the end is happy.

  21. eroberts says:

    The girl is a very nice girl and she makes paper dolls and the paper dolls do lots of things. Then they have lots of fun in her memory. I like this story because the paper dolls have lots of excellent fun and adventures.

  22. mmaccallumhall says:

    I think as a young child I would of absolutely loved this book. It looks funny and adventurous and can encourage young people to get creative and even make their own paper dolls .

  23. fcaelan says:

    I liked the part where she grew up into a mother and she helped her own little girl make some other paper dolls.

  24. rpayton says:

    the paper dolls are so cute and so great and amazing

  25. ahooper says:

    This is a really good inspiring book about a girl that made some wonderful paper dolls,they get up to a lot of adventures good and bad. there’s something magical about this book that’s why I gave it 5 stars

  26. ablackburncave says:

    I like paper dolls because she makes really nice paper dolls with funny names even though her brother breaks them it is still happy, well at least for us, but not for her.

  27. ssuarez says:

    I like this book because it’s sweet and adventurers at the same time.I also think it’s very good because the girl has elot of imagination. The only bad thing is that there is a boy that snips the paper dolls. But nevermind I’ll let you read that .

  28. msimmons says:

    The Book is good and it is good to read and it is Hellarereeyoos.

  29. sgarvey says:

    me and my sister love this funny but sad book .
    My sister made some paper dolls just like them.
    suitable for age 5 to 11

  30. Mr Milne says:

    Lyrical reflections on loss, memory and imagination – and growth and the cycle of life. My favourite Julia Donaldson book.

  31. ozamprogna says:

    This book is really cute and it’s great for anyone to read! I also really like the illustrations.

  32. obates says:

    I read this book almost 4 years ago but I still remember it and love it. It’s about a little girl who makes paper dolls, I especially like Jackie with a bow.

  33. eswayne says:

    i really like this book because it’s really imaginative and has a happy ending + i recommend this book for 5+

  34. tbraganza says:

    This book was really good. It is kind of like a circle of life within a circle of life. It had a very happy ending because the dolls were rejuvenated. I think this is a good book for all ages.

  35. jmitchell says:

    I like the book because the mum has some oven gloves like a crocodile and chases the girl!

  36. ebarrett says:

    I did like this book and I tell all the younger people AKA:five year olds, 2 year olds, 4,3 year olds that it is a very nice and lovely book for all ages and I do recommend it to people.