Black Dolls by Dinah Johnson, Myles C. Pinkney (Photographer) (School & Library Binding - October 2000)
from Booklist Gr. 3-6, somewhat younger for reading aloud. Two well-designed books celebrate the beauty and history of dolls. In Sitting Pretty, Johnson introduces her own collection of black dolls from Africa, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. Each page presents a single doll or a small group, visually represented by a clear, colorful photograph and verbally, through a short poem expressive of the figure's heritage and demeanor. Two appended pages of notes detail where the dolls came from and, in some cases, who made them. The book's arrangement into three sections, "My Dolls," "Big Sister's Dolls," and "Mama's Dolls" is intended to "speak to the womanchild each of us recognizes in herself at different times in life." Though few will stop to consider the thematic sections, doll lovers, young or old, will pore over these well-designed pages, admiring the colorfully dressed, expressive figures and reflecting on Johnson's verse tributes. REVWR Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Americas, Australia, & Pacific Islands Costumed Dolls : Price Guide by Polly Judd, Pam Judd (Paperback - July 1997)
Reviewer2001: awriterwithguts (see more about me) from Lae, Papua New Guinea Excellent little book. A must for any doll collector, especially those who collect internatinal dolls. Book is simply done but very informative. Lots of photos. As a maker of Pacific Island Dolls, I found it to be a jewel to add to my doll book collection and I ONLY purchase doll books that stand out to me, as I travel throughout the So. Pacific and cannot keep a large book collection. As a cultural Anthropologist, I find my doll collection and making hobby to be a fun and significalt addition to my work. All cultures of thew world have some form of "dolls" and they play different roles in all of them. I highly recommend this book to any collector of dolls/books. My only complaint is that it is not long enough. A very exciting find to me ! Well written by Mother/Daughter team who also have written other doll books I hope to add to my collection. Buy this book ! Small price for the content of information on a rarely focused on subject.
Name: Mary Ann Cahill Nickname: awriterwithguts E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org About me: I was living in Papua New Guinea, but am home in Hawaii soon to work on PhD in Anthropology. Extensive traveler thru So Pacific, Oceania, Indonesia, Melenanesia. Varied Interests; mythology, cultural aspects, Ritual and gender, Alternative and anamistic religions. Writer of creative non-fiction and poetry, am Tarot reader, Astrology, and Western European Gypsy fortune telling customs. My Grandmother was a psychic gypsy. Free spirit that loves to travel simply and live with local people. love to hear from people all over the world. Speak Tok Pisin and limited Spanish; Read and write Spanish rather