Award_jpegIt's a pretty doll's world as beautiful Emily-Nicole, Lilly-Kate, and Chloë-Anne perch on the tippy top bookcase shelf in little Tasha's bedroom day after day. Yet it's Gracie, the purple-eyed, one-armed, spiky haired doll who's won the snuggly arms and heart of Tasha.  Only Emily-Nicole will have none of it.  Little does Tasha know that when the lights go out in her room, the doll wars begin.  PRETTY DOLLS is a charming children's picture book that addresses the universal themes of jealousy, love, and friendship.  

In Dana's debut picture book, one haughty doll learns that being pretty isn't everything. A positive read that encourages children to look beyond surface appearances when choosing their friends. - Kirkus Reviews

Pretty Dolls is an award winning children's book, as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary contest in 2011 in the children's picture book category...Gracie and Emily-Nicole become best friends as a surprise ending, teaching children to value friendship more than fear. - Midwest Book Review

I liked reading this book. It's about dolls that make fun of another doll because she doesn't look as beautiful as the other dolls....I also liked it because you could listen to it through audio and follow along in the book.  -Zoey, age 7 of ReaderViews (Reviews, by Kids, for Kids)

Winner of Best Children's Book of the Year by Reader Views

Winner of Top Character Education Award by Character Building Counts

EPIC Children's Book Award Finalist

Children's Book Finalist by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association

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Published by Tate Publishing, 2011.  

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