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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Aug 29, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Looks can be deceiving!

When Charlotte gets a delicate doll from her aunt Edme, she is not too happy. She tells the doll that she and Bruno, her bear, "like digging in dirt and climbing trees. No tea parties, no being pushed around in frilly prams. You'll just have to get used to the way we do things." Much to Charlotte and Bruno's surprise, Dahlia seems to like getting dirty while making mud cakes and racing wagons. But at the end of the day, Charlotte's aunt arrives for a visit and wants to see how Dahlia's doing . . . and Charlotte is in for another surprise.

Charming, detailed illustrations accompany this sweet story about making room for a new friend.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Charlotte was not the kind of girl who played with dolls. No, she enjoyed making mud cakes with her stuffed teddy-bear, Bruno, climbing trees, and beating the neighborhood boys at wagon-racing. So ... Read full review

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User Review  - conuly - LibraryThing

When Charlotte got a fancy, frilly doll as a present, I don't think dismayed is the right word. It's clear from her room (filled with bird nests and dragonflies) that she's not a doll kind of girl ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Barbara McClintock has written and illustrated several books for young readers, including Molly and the Magic Wishbone, about which Booklist, in a starred review, said, "McClintock's telling is well paced and nuanced . . . And, oh, the charm of the pictures. The Dickensian world is fully realized." She lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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