Author(s): Julia Donaldson
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. . .
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.
The breathtakingly beautiful story of one little girl and her five paper dolls.
CILIP Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2014
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 The Paper Dolls and The Crocodile Who DIdn't Like Water [and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish] were all picked as top summer reads in the Metro this week. The selectors included George Hanratty from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from Booktrust. metro.co.uk 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! muffandteacake.co.uk
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books and the UK Children's Laureate. In addition, Julia writes fiction, as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Rebecca Cobb is a rising star in children's picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004, Rebecca has illustrated for many clients including The Guardian Guide and The Independent. She has collaborated with Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore on two picture storybooks, published by Mabecron Books, and has created two solo picture books for Macmillan -- the hugely accomplished Greenaway-Medal-nominated MISSING MUMMY (978-0-230-74951-1) and the stunning LUNCHTIME (978-0-230-74952-8).