Fanny

Fanny

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by Holly Hobbie
     
 

All Fanny wants in the world is a Connie doll, but Mom says "NO!" But no one ever said she couldn't make one instead! With some scissors, glue, and her craft box in hand, Fanny sets out to replicate Connie, but it's Annabelle who is the result of her efforts. A little lopsided and a little unkempt, Annabelle turns out to be the companion Fanny has always wanted.

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Overview

All Fanny wants in the world is a Connie doll, but Mom says "NO!" But no one ever said she couldn't make one instead! With some scissors, glue, and her craft box in hand, Fanny sets out to replicate Connie, but it's Annabelle who is the result of her efforts. A little lopsided and a little unkempt, Annabelle turns out to be the companion Fanny has always wanted. Though at first her friends turn up their noses, in the end everyone learns that using your imagination and working with your own two hands can result in the best toy of all!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3

Fanny, who wears eyeglasses, a headband, a tutu, leggings, and sneakers, is no ordinary girl. More than anything, she wants a high-fashion Connie doll. However, her mother does not like the way the doll looks, so Fanny is unlikely to get one. She attempts to resolve this situation by making her own rag doll, which she loves well enough until her friends make fun of it. Fanny persists by bringing it on a playdate. The Connie dolls are dressed as nurses while Annabelle is the surgeon operating on the sick stuffed animals. When the rag doll's proud owner gets home, she makes Annabelle something that every girl needs-her own doll. The soft watercolor illustrations show this protagonist to be an independent thinker as well as a talented seamstress. Sometimes not following the crowd can have unexpectedly wonderful results.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316166874
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Fanny Series, #1
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of ten previous and highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, as well as an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books is so cute! Do you remember the old days when you didn't get everything that you wanted? Young Fanny could not have the doll she wanted, so she made her own. This book shows what a little girl can do when she uses her imagination and discovers an alternative plan. The illustrations are beautiful and there is a paper doll to put together at the back of the book. My daughter just loves the book. My sister-in-law gave this book to my daughter for her recent 4th birthday. She said that it is a favorite at the library where she works.