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 This is my dollhouse
 Author: Potter, Giselle

 Publisher:  Schwartz & Wade Books (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 728924 ISBN: 9780553521535
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Dollhouses -- Fiction
 Imagination -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

A little girl who has made her own dollhouse from a box and her vivid imagination has trouble playing with her friend Sophie's perfect dolls and dollhouse, but when Sophie comes to visit she is afraid that her handiwork will not be good enough for Sophie.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182230
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 68847

   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (06/16)
 The Hornbook (00/05/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 06/01/2016 An unnamed little girl delights in her homemade dollhouse and its inhabitants, but she fears her visiting friend Sophie will find her DIY version inferior to Sophie’s slick store-bought dollhouse. Sophie is enchanted by the girl’s handcrafted house, however, reveling in its possibilities for imaginative play, and the girl’s pride in her creation is renewed. Potter excels at capturing childhood moments with authenticity and thoughtful detail, and kids who make their own fun either by choice or by necessity will enjoy seeing their efforts validated here. The palette of translucent, pale tones of blue, green, and brown, accented with pink and red, and Potter’s customary naïvely stylized figures and objects give the watercolor and ink artwork an attractive timelessness. The creativity of the brunette, braid-wearing little girl clearly spills over into her fashion choices of patterned dresses and socks and multiple jewelry and hair accessories. Kids who love dollhouses and tiny worlds will adore this, as will teachers looking to inspire some creative classroom activity and librarians looking for fodder for makerspace programs. The interior of the book’s dust jacket gives brief hints and illustrated instructions for constructing a house from a box and furnishing it with found and recycled items. JH - Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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