The Paper Dolls

Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Julia Donaldson

Ages 0-3
4.33 based on 3 ratings & 1 reviews on

2014 Nominee

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

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30 June 2016
28 pages

The Paper Dolls is a stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.

A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . .

This edition comes in a handy board book format for even the littlest of hands.

Enjoy more from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: It's a Little Baby, There's an Owl in my Towel.

A picturebook that seems simple but gets richer every time you look at it... Cobb's illustrations capture the joy of childhood; between them, she and the Children's Laureate have made a book that works like magic.

Nicolette Jones - The Sunday Times

Rebecca Cobb's beautifully drawn and colourful illustrations are absolutely charming... I don't want to spoil the ending, but I can say that the inherent message of the story, that nothing is truly destroyed once it becomes a memory, left us both feeling surprisingly contented!