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 Fanny adventure, 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 tale will inspire fans and new readers alike to get creative.
About the Author
Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of ten previous and highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, as well as the recently-published Fanny, and an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist more than thirty years, having written and illustrated eleven of the highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, The Art of Holly Hobbie, and Fanny. Fanny & Annabelle is a children's picture book targeted for the two to eight-year-old bracket. Following Fanny and her handmade doll, Annabelle, Fanny decides to write a picture book about her doll called "Annabelle's Adventure," having the adventure herself while writing the book. This story is wonderful on many levels. Not only does it teach creativity with Fanny writing her book and previously making her doll, but it teaches the importance of right and wrong as well as problem solving skills. I would recommend this for the older children in this targeted market for five to eight years. The illustrations were just beautiful and engaging. A delightful and insightful book. Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer