The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll by Edward and Aingelda Ardizzone (ISBN 978-0141359441)
I love this book. I loooooove this book.
It is super short (45 pages!), and has lovely half page illustrations throughout, but it’s also a proper paperback so it’s great for children who are just ready to start having chapter books read to them.
The story is about a tiny doll who ends up in a supermarket freezer, and the little girl who spots her. As I child I loved the idea of finding something small to care for, as a child who sewed and made things I wholeheartedly approved of the little girl’s solution to the tiny doll’s problem.
Plus the adults in the book are kind, and thoughful and I like that.
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