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Publisher: International Step-by-Step Association,
Summary: Zulaa loved her dolls; they were like people and she gave them names. One day, when her friend was visiting, she took Bat, one of the dolls, so that she could have a doll of her own. She loved that doll, and would play with her every day. After a few days, she missed playing with Zulaa and visited her friend. Zulaa was sad because Bat was gone. Her friend was sad. What should she do? This story builds on the world girls create for their dolls.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 7
Age of Child: Read by an 8-year-old girl at Effort Baptist Church as part of the Children's Ministry and Use Your ABCs project.
Young Reader Reaction: I liked this book because of the pictures. I have read other stories like this one, which is why I picked it.
Adult Reader Reaction: The illustrations carry this book. Zulaa is the only character identified, and her name is not easy to recognize or say. Although there are lessons for all kids, girls who love their dolls will connect with it the best.
Pros: This simple story offers kids a universal lesson about friendship.