Fanny by Holly Hobbie

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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!

About Holly Hobbie

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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.
Published September 1, 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Hobbie’s newest characters, the irrepressible Fanny and her homemade doll, Annabelle, return for another adventure (Fanny, 2008).

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Publishers Weekly

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Relying on a palette of bright pastels punctuated by lively orange, and varying hues of lavender for the nighttime scenes, Hobbie renders Fanny's story in a cartoon-like style.

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Publishers Weekly

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As Fanny writes, she finds, “The story just happened all by itself.” Hobbie's book alternates between spreads that show Fanny laboring over the creative process and ones that bring readers into the story she's writing, penned in Fanny's scrawl and illustrated by her childlike art.

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Common Sense Media

Book includes a paper doll and blank doll pieces to help a young reader create a doll of his or her own design.

Sep 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Fanny

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