The Best-Loved Doll

The Best-Loved Doll


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The Best-Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill, Elliott Gilbert, Nelle Davis

This timeless story of the special relationship between a girl and her doll is told with directness and charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805054675
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 10/15/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 318,083
Product dimensions: 6.71(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rebecca Caudill (1899-85) was the author of more than twenty books for children, including The Best-Loved Doll and A Certain Small Shepherd. Ms. Caudill's contributions to children's literature continue to be honored each year with the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award.

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The Best-Loved Doll 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a second-grader. There are a lot of girls and their dolls. Jennifer is Betsy's doll. She is the kind of doll you would take around all the time and it's okay if you get her dirty. The other dolls are too nice and pretty and you would be afraid they will get messed up. At the party some dolls win prizes, but Betsy's doll got the prize for best-loved doll. It reminds me of the doll I love a lot because I have had her so long.
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Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
Does anyone else remember this book from when they were growing up? As soon as I saw this one, it brought back memories! I loved the sweet story back then and was so happy to find it for my own daughter. It is a great read aloud and a perfect starting point for conversations about making decisions, feeling comfortable with the consequences of our choices and disregarding the reactions of friends. The whole story, about a girl and her four dolls, takes place in one afternoon. Betsy needs to choose one doll to bring to a friend's party. According to the invitation, prizes will be awarded to the best dressed, the oldest and the most talented dolls. Betsy has dolls that would do well in all of those areas, but instead of taking them, she chooses Jennifer who is not at all likely to win any awards. Her dress is tattered, she looks older than her years and all she can do is smile. She's not the best in any of the prize categories, but she is the best loved doll. At least that's what Betsy comes to realize when she follows her heart and brings Jennifer to the party. The illustrations deliver the same sweet and gentle feeling as the text does. Some are in black and white and some have a touch of lavender, but all are beautifully detailed and still appealing today. According to a brief account at the back of the book, the illustrator "wanted the art to reflect the timelessness of the story. So he worked to achieve a period look that was both classic and feminine." I also love the cover with the girl in red, waiting at the front door. She makes you want to open the door and go inside with her!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I read it over and over and also read it to my sister. We just loved it. I am so happy to find it and give to my daughter to read. A very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books...I remember checking it out at the local library sooo much that the librarian bought me a copy for Christmas when I was 8. I love reading and re-reading this story about the best-loved doll.