Fanny & Annabelle
By Holly Hobbie
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316166881, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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Holly Hobbie, the bestselling author of the Toot & Puddle series, brings us FANNY & ANNABELLE, a new story about creative Fanny with a do-it-yourself theme. In the second Fanny adventure, Fanny writes her first picture book. Since Annabelle, her doll, was Fanny's first creation, it's fitting she should star in the story. Annabelle's adventure ends up mirroring Fanny's own life as they both manage to give the perfect birthday gift to a loved one. With Hobbie's heartwarming art mixed with Fanny's own delightfully naïve drawings, this sweet tale will inspire fans and new readers alike to get creative.
Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of ten previous and highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, as well as the recently-published Fanny, and an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.