Pretty Dolls Book Review

Gracie is the purple-eyed, one-armed, spiky-haired doll who has won the snuggly arms and heart of Tasha. Only Emily-Nicole, the prettiest porcelain doll in Tasha’s collection, will have none of it. What Tasha doesn’t know is that when the lights go out, the doll wars begin…

The book was reviewed by Nadia Janice Brown from Author & Book Promotions’

“Pretty Dolls” is an easy-to-read picture color book by award-winning Christian author and English teacher, Kimberly Dana. The book is about children’s self-esteem and can be read by parents or a child in one setting. The storyline is not only positive but educational for young readers.


Kids will not only gravitate to the bright and vivid pictures on each page, but also follow along Gracie, who is Tasha’s favorite doll who gets teased by Emile-Nicole, Lilly-Kate, Chloe-Anne for not being as pretty as they are.

Here are excerpts from the book:

“Now one thing Tasha didn’t know was after books were read, prayers were said, and lights were turned out, Emily-Nicole turned very mean. Perched on the tippy-top bookcase shelf, she glared down a Gracie nestled in Tasha’s arms and grew jealous. She said things to Lilly-Kate and Chloe-Anne to make them laugh, like “Look at her silly hair sticking up!” and “Hahaha! She has only one nubby arm, and her eyes look like boo-boo bruises!”

And Lilly-Kate and Chloe-Anne giggled as they sang:


Pretty eyes and pretty hair, We’re the best dolls anywhere. If you were a pretty doll, you’d be up her standing tall.

It is a story children will relate to and understand. Today, unfortunately many kids are bullied or teased about their looks, appearance, clothes, … in school and “Pretty Dolls” cleverly tells this story in a unique way; which is why Author & Book Promotions highly recommends this book to children and parents!

An award winning author and teacher, Kimberly Dana enjoys teaching writing to middle school students who give her much inspiration and insight into the world of tweendom. She is published by the National Council of Teachers of English and the recipient of several writing honors from Writers Digest and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Other affiliations include the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition, where she serves as a judge for the annual eBook competition.

By Kimberly Dana

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