Holly Hobbie, the bestselling author of the Toot & Puddle series, brings us FANNY & ANNABELLE, a new story about creative Fanny with a do-it-yourself theme. In the second Fannyadventure,Fanny writes her first picture book. Since Annabelle, her doll, was Fanny’s first creation, it’s fitting she should star in the story. Annabelle’s adventure ends up mirroring Fanny’s own life as they both manage to give the perfect birthday gift to a loved one. With Hobbie’s heartwarming art mixed with Fanny’s own delightfully naïve drawings, this sweet talewill inspire fans and new readers alike to get creative.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*These are my thoughts on an ARC version.*
Does it make me silly if a children’s book brings a slight twinge of tears to my eyes? That is just how sweet this little story is. Holly Hobbie always provides entertainment with her stories. Within this story our main character Fanny is writing a story about her doll Annabelle. Through out the narrative we have morals and educational value as well as great pictures. I think that this would be a great book to help influence a little girl just like Fanny to write a starting novel of her own with illustrations included.
I love this little book from Holly Hobbie as well as anything else I have read by her so far and will definitely look for her books in the future as my daughter grows.
*Thanks to Little Brown of Hatchette Book Group USA for providing an ARC for review.*