Reviewed by Laurie Harris, Circulation Assistant Department Head
This is a story about a little girl who has a wonderful time playing with her old dollhouse that she made herself. The house is an old box that she divided up into rooms. She creates all the things she needs to make the playtime seem more real, by using scraps of paper, wire, buttons and other odds and ends. When the little girl goes to play at her new friend’s house, she finds that her friend has a brand new beautiful dollhouse made of sturdy plastic, with all the perfect accessories. When her new friend comes to her house to play, the little girl fears that her old dollhouse is not good enough. Which dollhouse do you think the little girls will have the most fun playing with? The homemade one or the new one?
I thought this book was an adorable children’s read. My sister, a kindergarten teacher of 25 years, recommended it to me, and now I’m looking forward to reading it to my 4 year old granddaughter. This book would be wonderful for children with an strong imagination or who could use a little more, as it will help the reader rethink how they could play with their toys, especially a dollhouse.
With Earth Day coming up, there are a lot of ways that we can reuse and recycle the items we use in our daily lives. The Zionsville GreenFest Recycled Art Contest is happening now, where students have the opportunity to submit art they have created using recycled materials. Come to the library this Wednesday afternoon to make some of your own recycled art!