The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll by Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

Written by Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
Part of the A Puffin Book Series

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A tiny doll, unloved by her owner, is accidentally dropped into a freezer in a shop. There she stays, bored and lonely, until another little girl spots her. This one is kind, and immediately goes home to make the doll some new clothes. Even though the little doll is now beautifully dressed, still no one notices her until at last the little girl asks if she can take her home. It’s a short, very simple story, perfect for bedtime and little girls will love the idea of the tiny doll hidden in the freezer. Edward Ardizzone’s illustrations capture a kinder, slower time, but are full of live and action nonetheless. ~ Andrea Reece


The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll by Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone

There was once a tiny doll who belonged to a girl who did not care for dolls. One day when the little girl was shopping in the supermarket with her mother, she threw the tiny doll into a deep freeze. So the tiny doll had to stay there, cold and lonely, and frightened by people shuffling all the food round her. But someone came along who felt sorry for her, and thought of ways to make her happier, so the tiny doll began to smile again.

About the Author

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) illustrated over 200 books and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Tim All Alone. He was awarded the CBE in 1971.Aingelda Ardizzone is Edward Ardizzone's daughter-in-law. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, and made up the story of The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll when her own children were small.

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80 pages


Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd July 2015




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