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Children's Fiction Toys, Dolls, Puppets


by (author) Robert D. San Souci & Stefan Czernecki

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2005
Toys, Dolls, Puppets, Peer Pressure
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2005
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


When the doll maker creates Zigzag from scraps, she promises him, “Some child will love you.” This gives the strange-looking doll hope. But the other dolls and stuffed animals in the shop don’t want such an ugly toy around. They force Zigzag to leave. Clinging to the promise that a child will someday love him, little Zigzag sets out to find a home.

About the authors

Robert D. San Souci's profile page

Stefan Czernecki lives in Vancouver but has traveled all over the world. His work reflects his global outlook, as he draws his artistic inspiration from the folk art of the countries he has visited. Stefan is the illustrator of many titles, including Paper Lanterns, The Singing Snake, The Sleeping Bread, Mr. Belinsky's Bagels and Mama God, Papa God.

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Librarian Reviews


When the dollmaker makes Zigzag from scraps, she promises that someday a child will love him. Will he ever find happiness? The touching narrative and striking fabric pictures are delightful.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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