Saturday, March 5, 2011
This was the first book I searched for when I realised it was possible to rediscover online the paper dolls that brought me so much enjoyment as a child. It was a tantalising memory as I had no remnant of this set (unlike the battered copies and fragments of other sets that survived my childhood.)
There do not seem to be any reproductions available of this book and it does not come up for sale very often. I was thrilled to win a bid on this set on eBay even though it is not in pristine condition. The dolls have been removed and five of the dresses cut out. Fortunately for me this did not include any of the ballet outfits as they are the ones I am mainly interested in. For scanning I was able to re-assemble everything and was pleased to see the results are almost as good as new.
I think the reason why this book appealed so much to me as a child is because each girl, regardless of age, has an opportunity to star in her own production.