An engaging story of insecurity overcome by hope, courage, and love. . . the simply written narrative and the pleasing artwork convey heartfelt emotions with honesty and subtlety.
—Booklist (starred review)
In this series opener, a long-forgotten doll is dismayed to find herself repurposed as a library toy for children to check out. . . . Like the story, the charmingly retro illustrations honor the genre’s antecedents, from Rumer Godden’s sentient dolls to the Toy Story franchise. . . . A beguiling series opener that gently conveys the upside of adapting to unwelcome changes.
B&w sketchlike illustrations in Graegin’s signature style lighten the tone of a story that touches on fears of loss and abandonment. Humorous, lively conversations between the Book Buddies. . . offer the promise of happy borrowings ahead.