L-istorja sabiħa ssemmix ta'
tifla żgħira u l-ħames pupi
Lina u Pina, Ġanni ta' Mananni, Ġorġ
b'żewġt imnieħer u Stella b'xagħarha nokkli
miżmum 'il fuq b'żigarella
'Jistagħna dejjem aktar kull darba li tħares lejh ...
ktieb donna ta' sħarijiet' (Sunday TImes)
'Tal-għaġeb ... b'disinja mill-isbaħ' (Guardian)
Il-Pupi tal-Karti is a stunning, lyrical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo (Il-Grufflé, Faraxa Publishing), and Gruffalo's Child (Bint il-Grufflé, Faraxa Publishing).
A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . .
A picture book that seems simple but gets richer every time you look at it . . . Cobb's illustrations capture the joy of childhood; between them, she and the Children's Laureate have made a book that works like magic. (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)
The Paper Dolls was picked as a top summer read in the Metro. The selectors included George Hanratty from Tales on Moon Lane bookshop and Katherine Woodfine from BookTrust. (metro.co.uk)
Rebecca Cobb's beautifully drawn and colourful illustrations are absolutely charming . . . I don't want to spoil the ending, but I can say that the inherent message of the story, that nothing is truly destroyed once it becomes a memory, left us both feeling surprisingly contented! (muffandteacake.co.uk)