From Publishers Weekly
Faithfully re-created with Gruelle's full-color illustrations, restored endpapers and reset text, the 1924 adventure Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees will likely win over a new generation and warm the hearts of dedicated fans. ( Oct.)
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-First published in 1924, the full-length story is still in print, but this version features large- and small-scale pop-ups. Textually, many of the talkier, precious passages have been excised, but the notably episodic plot is left intact. When the French doll Babette is snatched, Raggedy Ann and Andy give up thinking "nice, kindly thoughts," and take off in pursuit. Having gathered up a worn toy camel and other helpers, taken a side trip into "Loonie Land," and effected several rescues, the button-eyed band battle a pirate crew that turns out to be a group of girls in disguise, who had stolen Babette because they just wanted a nice doll. The illustrations are taken or adapted from the originals; on each of the six spreads, a large central tableau springs up, flanked by narrow, folded-over leaves of text with smaller 3-D effects. With no strings, slides, or pull tabs, the format lends itself to static display-but despite a superficial resemblance to Robert Sabuda's pop-up reinterpretations of classic tales, it's still a period piece, more a gift item for collectors than a necessary addition to library collections.-John Peters, New York Public Library
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