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Annabel's House


I had seen the cover of this beautiful book Annabel's House by Norman Messenger (Sorry I can not remember were right now) and did a search. I came up with this wonderful site that has pictures from the book. It is a popup dollhouse book. I am in major love with the illustrations. Plus I love dollhouses and anything Edwardian. Enjoy !!!


"The back cover says....

A magical recreation of an Edwardian home, complete with figures to press out and secret doors to open, that will provide hours of enchanting play for every child. 


This is Annabel's house. If you ask she will tell you that she shares it with her brother Tom, some cats and a dog, two tortoises and a parrot, mummy and daddy, Sarah the housemaid, cook and Joseph the gardener plus nanny and her baby sister. 

It's Annabel's birthday and mummy has hidden her presents all over the house. There are many places with doors and lids and things to lift and explore in Annabel's house and many doors to open to walk through or see what lays beyond. 

There's a story to follow (all visual) or make up your own, lot's of surprises and even a mystery. Who belongs to the legs we can see just disappearing out of sight as we roam through the house? "



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wendy birde

Hello Clarice,

I loved seeing this book! My childhood fantasies so often revolved around dollhouses, and then adulthood fantasies about grown up dollhouses (sweet homes), lol.

This is such a lovely blog! Your posts on children's books especially, and I really look forward to coming back!

I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog, I responded to them there : )

Blessings, Wendy


This book looks wonderful. I just love dollhouses also. In fact, we have two in the basement that I think my husband would like to get rid of, but I can't bear to part with them. I think I had as much fun with them, as my daughter did!


We have several pop-up doll house books. My girls would play for hours with them. They would set them up like a village. My fav. is the James Harriot farm !! Clarice


Grace had the same doll house book that Rebecca's children did. This one looks very sweet, indeed!



That would be so much fun with all the places to look and secrets to find. Mom


Oh, that's so much fun! My kids actually have a pop-up dollhouse book, but it has been loved pretty much to death. It is this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581170297/qid=1150117466/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-1948410-1848001?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
And it was very pretty, too.

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