Raggedy Ann and the Daffy Taffy Pull: A Hallmark Pop-Up Book
Here's another one of our favorite books from our home library. I found this at Goodwill (where I find 99 percent of our books!) I don't know anything about it except that Juliet is obsessed with it.
Part of it's allure is the tabs and switches that you can pull and turn--she loves books that invite interaction. This page shows a thought cloud above Raggedy Ann's head--you can turn a wheel and make her think of different objects that she needs to make the taffy. For some reason, Juliet always insists that she think about the butter.
This page always makes me laugh because Raggedy Ann says, "It's hard to think when your head is stuffed full of cotton!" I like to read this in a high-pitched voice which always makes Juliet giggle.
Another reason why Juliet loves it is the cooking theme. She really enjoys books that involve measuring ingredients and then cooking some sort of dessert. This page lets you stir the mixture with Andy.
This is the last page--there is a tab that you can pull to make Raggedy Ann's eyes move back and forth...
But mostly, she ends up looking like this. (It's hard to think when your head is severed from your body!)
These are Juliet's own Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that someone made for her when she was born. They sat on a shelf in her room forever until we found this book and now suddenly, they are favorite play toys! I'm glad I found a book that could bring these dolls to life for her.
Did you have a Raggedy Ann or Andy doll growing up? Do you know of any other books that feature these characters?