This is a wonderful book that should be shared… perhaps between a mother and daughter, or even a grandmother. The book is sweet and very amusing, but it also reveals an acute awareness that we need to put up a fight with the modern world as it conflicts with our children’s imagination and play time. “Dolls like Elizabeth and Pinky represent little girls and a more innocent time. I think we need that now more than ever.” writes Ruth. I couldn’t agree more!!! I also loved the villain , and the final scene with the bat idea. I could just see her thrusting out that jar….and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! Sandra Benteler, Roosevelt, Utah, March 26, 2016
I just finished reading Hazel Twigg. Couldn’t put it down. Plan to share with one of my students. Julie, New Hampton, Iowa, January 11, 2016
I loved this story. I was caught up in the plot and fascinated by the “live” dolls, which reminded me so much of my favorite childhood book, The Book of Live Dolls, which I haven’t read for at least 60 years. (Maybe I should reread it.) Hazel Twigg & the Hollyhock Hideway was fun. I enjoyed reading about doll restoration. The illustrations are wonderful. I thought Hazel resembled Ruth. The only “Rolfe” things I recognized were the tenderloin sandwiches, the Giddyup and the local TV channel–and THE HOUSE. Clara, Omaha, December 31, 2015
The descriptions–made the book come alive. All the many illustrations–and in color, too The humor throughout the book. You even named one of the bats! Was a fun book to read. Now I have to and wait for the next book… Peggy, Rolfe, Iowa, November 24, 2015
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