EMWF Kids' Reads

The Doll
Written by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, Illustrated by Ravy Puth
Published by Second Story Press

A book review by Ahana (6) and Charlotte (8)!


Welcome Ahana and Charlotte! Can you tell us what this book is about?

Ahana: When you give things to people who have been through very difficult times, that's a kind of kindness. They feel very nice and they are successful.

Charlotte: It is about a girl giving her doll to someone new to make them feel at home.

What do you like about this book?

Ahana: That the girl got that doll and she gave it after she had grown up to the other girl who was from Syria and had faced lots of bad times. Her life had been turned upside down by war. When the girl gave the doll after she was ready, when she didn't need the doll anymore. I really liked this.

Charlotte: That you can learn that all it takes to make someone feel at home is a little gift.

What was your favourite part of the story?

Ahana: The act of kindness.

Charlotte: When a girl with blue eyes gives the doll to the girl brown eyes. When the girl with brown eyes grows-up she gives the doll to someone else because she feels happy to do so.

What do you like about the illustrations?

Ahana: I like the picture of the doll. I like that the pictures are very colorful with lots of light colors.

Charlotte: The picture on page 3 because of the blue sweater and the doll.

Why should kids read this book?

Ahana: I guess anybody can read this book kids or grown-ups because it teaches them how to show acts of kindness and what happens to others when you show an act of kindness.

Charlotte: It shows you can make people feel happy with giving them something.

If you could ask the author a question, what would it be?

Ahana: I would ask why was there so much war? Why did they make a picture of her keeping it in a box? Why keep a doll in a box?

Charlotte: It would be: Why did you chose to write this book? How did it make you feel when you gave the doll to someone?

Thank you Ahana and Charlotte!