Melancholy Dolly dreams of becoming a real girl so she can experience life beyond her world of perfection. Readers will follow her train of thought as she imagines how she would handle such things as coming in last place, being picked on in school, getting the wrong answer in class and not always being able to get what she wants. Written in rhyme, her melodically flowing perspective shines new light on the daily grind. Covering issues such as body image, friendship, healthy eating and peer pressure, Melancholy Dolly highlights the positives in negative situations.
Beautifully illustrated by the talented Marina Fadeev, this book flips mainstream idealism on its head and turns the ultimate dream of being a perfect plastic doll into being an imperfect human girl. Melancholy’s poetic journey of fantasising about living a real life will inspire and encourage young girls to embrace their uniqueness and be perfectly content with their imperfections.
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Ebony-Jane Carroll was born and lives in Melbourne Australia. Known best for her whimsical children’s books written in rhyme, she has created a dedicated young fan base who love to read about her unusual characters and their heart-warming journeys.