Friday, January 23, 2009

Raggedy Ann and Andy

Author: Johnny Gruelle

Appropriate Age: 7-11

About the Author:

Gruelle was an artist, author and political cartoonist. The Illinois native is best known though for his Raggedy Ann and Andy series. He got the inspiration for the book when he found a faceless rag doll in the attic and gave it to his daughter to play with. After that the inspiration hit him, followed by multitudes of other characers. His beloved series have crossed generaions and warmed the hearts of many.

About the Book:

The stories of Raggedy Ann have been around for nearly 100 years. All of the stories have plots with swashbuckling adventures! In Raggedy Ann and Andy, and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, Raggedy Ann and Andy are off to save the beautiful French doll, Babbett from pirates. The nursury rhymes and fables are a wonderful adventure for children of all ages.

Why Little Aristotle's Library Loves It:

This book was a wonderful adventure for myself. I loved the fact, as a child, that I could have a doll with frizzy red hair to cuddle while reading the stories. I also loved that my mom and dad both knew the stories so well that they could recite them from memory. There was all kinds of Raggety Ann and Andy memorabelia in our house. I had my own new doll next to my mom's doll from her childhood. The adventures never seem to get old and are all very exciting.

"I loved these books because I love the color red, even now. I loved the dolls with their red hair. I even have a red couch now!" --Angie H. (A Little Library Supporter)

Other Books You Might Like...

If you enjoyed Raggety Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, you will enjoy any of the other stories in the Raggety Ann series.

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