The Meanest Doll

Written by Ann M. Martin • Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Reviewed by JH. (age 8)

The Meanest Doll in The World is about two dolls, Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft, and their adventures. The strange thing is that they are alive and they can move around, talk, and explore the Palmer's house. One day they were on an exploration, and in fear of being seen by humans, they hopped into Kate's backpack. The next thing they knew they were at school. After exploring the school, they ended up back at the wrong house. At BJ's house, they meet the Meanest Doll in the World, Princess Mimi. Princess Mimi, also called Mean Mimi, wanted to destroy Dollkind and become the queen of all dolls. You'll have to read the book to find out if she succeeds or not.

The lesson in this story is to treat other people the way you would like to be treated. If you want to be treated nice, treat other people nicely.

Annabelle reminded me of myself because she loves to explore just like me. I like to explore looking for money around my house. I also like to search for toys and other things.

My favorite part was when Annabelle and Tiffany jumped into Kate's backpack. I liked that part because it's cool and the reader doesn't know what is going to happen next. That is where all of the adventure begins.

I would recommend this book to girls and boys that like dolls and adventure.

JH. is a student in Ms. M.'s 1st-5th Grade Class
2004-2005