by Ann M Martin
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Lauren B. (age 11)
Lauren B. is a student in Mrs. Elliott's 5th Grade Class
The Doll family is exactly like your family and mine except they belong to
ten-year-old Kate Palmer. Annabelle Doll misses her Auntie Sarah.
you if she'd been missing for forty-five years? Mama, Papa, Uncle Doll,
Nanny, Baby Betsy, Bobby, and Annabelle would go look for her, but The
Captain might eat them. So Uncle Doll, Bobby, and Annabelle set out to find
Auntie Sarah while the Palmers are asleep. But, instead they found the
Funcrafts. Annabelle expects them to be China dolls, but they're pink
plastic. Mama, Papa, Uncle, Bobby, Annabelle, Mom, Dad, Tiffany, and
go to the attic and find Auntie Sarah just in time for the party!
My favorite part of the book was when the Dolls meet the Funcrafts because
their reactions are hilarious. Bailey Funcraft reminds me of my brother
because they are both energetic. What is so unique about this book is that
even though both families are different, they treat each other as is they
are the same.
I recommend this book to kids from eight to twelve because it is very
suspenseful. You will not want to put it down once you start reading,
especially if you like fiction. Doll People is a wonderful book.