Released on 13 March 2014.

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The Paper Dolls World Record Edition

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For ages 3-5
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Find out how the story of a string of paper dolls and their fantastical adventures inspired thousands of children from all over the world to break a world record! In November 2013, over four and a half kilometres of paper dolls were joined together to make the longest ever chain. The Paper Dolls World Record Edition is full of facts and photos, as well as the breathtakingly beautiful story that started it all.

This stunning, rhythmical tale of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, is illustrated by the talented Rebecca Cobb, winner of the Waterstones Picture Book Prize.

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Wonderful . . . beautifully drawn
Gets richer every time you look at it . . . a book that works like magic
Sunday Times