Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Doll People

The Doll People

We just finished reading The Doll People yesterday. I have to say that we LOVED this book. This was Alex's book for the book club he participates in at the library. He usually reads the books himself, but this month he was deep into Inkheart, lacking motivation to read something called "The Doll People" and then add in there that Clara expressed an interest in the book. So, it because our read aloud.

It was so much fun! Alex loved it every bit as much as Clara (in fact he gave it a 5 out of 5 star rating at book club last night). It has a bit of adventure and mystery.... strong female main characters and a great story about dolls who are alive. I always hesitate when doing book reviews since I don't want to give too much away.... so this will be brief. :-)

The kids got into this book so much that one night they created the Doll family and the Funcraft family out of Clara's dolls (and what the Clara didn't have, Alex made out of Legos). They even rounded up some animals so they could have "rancher family". This book truly captured their imaginations.

Anyway... now Clara wants me to track down the other books in the series since she loved The Doll People so much. Clara sits through most read aloud books but this one was the first that she really, really got into... she has proclaimed that it was her most favorite read aloud ever.

Now on to our next read aloud! :-)


Jocelyne said...

Parker absolutely loved this book as well. He acted out many scenes from the book with his playmobil figures. We haven't read the others but they are definitely on our list :)

Alycia in Va said...

Thanks for suggesting this book. I haven't heard of it but checked out amazon and even with 73 reviews, it's a 5 star rating. Think we're going to add it to this years real aloud list.