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Lovely book for 6 - 10 year old girls
on 18 March 2016
Wonderful that this book has been recently reprinted, and so is available to a whole new set of children. A beautiful, down-to-earth, and encouraging story where the arrival of two small Japanese dolls into the lives of two little girls brings about changes in each child, one a lonely homesick anxious girl, the other a rough-and-tumble confident impulsive girl. The journey through jealousy and unkindness to rapport and real caring is feelingly described in such a warm and simple way that every young reader will feel welcomed and accepted and feel companioned in their own struggle with the strong feelings which surge within us all. Do also read the sequel, "Little Plum", a magnificent further unfolding of the story of these two little girls and the two small dolls.