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Annabel's House

Annabel's House

by Norman Messenger

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's a picture book . . . no, it's a house for paper dolls . . . no, it's an Edwardian stage set. However you choose to classify it, this handsome volume is an original. Each page reveals a different room (and the garden) in a cozily elegant, very British home. A brief introduction (the book is otherwise wordless) invites readers to wander at will, and lift-the-flap doors lead from one room to the next, with surprises lurking under other strategically located flaps. Lavish detail and rich, sepia tones give the book a satisfyingly old-fashioned look. A full page of paper dolls and accessories is included in a pocket at the back, an invitation to prop up the book as a backdrop and let imagination run wild. All ages. (Oct.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- An exquisitely decorated Edwardian residence is the home of young Annabel, her family, and their household staff. Children will enjoy lifting flaps and opening doors in search of Annabel's pets, her brother's hiding places, her birthday presents, and a family of mice who make their way from room to room. The illustrations are highly stylized and beautifully detailed , if somewhat static. This book will appeal to older picture book readers who can appreciate the sophistication of the art and its subtle humor. An added bonus is the card of paper figures found in a pocket at the back of the book; these characters can be popped out and placed throughout the story. They may be lost when circulating the book, but they are not necessary to enjoy it. --Nancy Curtin, Port Washington Public Library, NY

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Edition description:
1st American ed
Product dimensions:
9.72(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.59(d)

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