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The Meanest Doll in the World (Doll People #2)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  3,475 ratings  ·  300 reviews
In this masterfully plotted sequel to the award-winning The Doll People, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin take listeners on another exhilarating adventure from a doll's-eye view Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are best friends who've enjoyed a heap of adventure and mystery since they met in the Palmer's house at 26 Wetherby Lane. When they accidentally hitch a ride to Ka...more
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Published September 23rd 2003 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published September 1st 2003)
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Ann
I loved the first book in the series, and this one turned out to be just as fantastic!!!

This, the second book in the Doll People series, sends Annabelle and Tiffany on some harrowing adventures -- and for the first time, these adventures take Annabell and Tiffany *outside* of the Palmer's house! Gasp!! They end up at Kate's school - and their adventures are just starting.

Soon, they meet the Meanest Doll in the world, and what follows in a tiny look into friendship vs. dictatorship, kindness vs....more
Elizabethcd96


One of the books that I read this trimester is The Meanest Doll In The World by: Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. It does not exactly say where this book takes place, but I never really think of the setting anyway! To me this book takes place in a town just like ours, in a regular home just like mine. This book has some pictures so I can visualize what things look like. The Meanest Doll In The World is the sequel to The Doll People so I knew who some of the characters are, because I read the boo...more
HeavyReader
This book rocks! It is really cool to read a sequel that is as good as the original.

In this chapter of the living doll saga, Annabell and Tiffany, the two girl dolls, accidentally end up on a big adventure which takes them (gasp!) outside of the Palmer's house. This adventure also brings them in contact with the meanest doll in the world of the title.

What I appreciate most about this book is that the outcome was not predictable. I had no idea what might happen as I was reading. I found that real...more
Jennie
As an adult I found this book terribly silly, but most young girls would probably adore this story. Many children imagine their dolls and stuffed animals are secretly alive. This story indulges this fantasy and provides a lesson about friendship along the way.
Soul Glow
i really liked this book it is so good i read it 3 times its about a doll who has a best friend they end up in a baCK PACK WITH THEIR OWNER AND GO TO SCHOOL THERE THEY GO ON A ADVENTURE AND END UP N the wrong backpack and end up @ a wrong house
Sara Khan
This is the sequel to The Doll People. I recommend to not read this book if you haven't read the first one. You would not understand what is happening. This book is just so exciting and adventurous!
Elaine
I love the whole idea of dolls living in a world of thier own. Can you imagine turning your back and your dolls start moving? Wonderful *keep reading*
Maddie
Dec 24, 2007 Maddie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 9-11
Shelves: already-read
its about this doll who is really mean and the other dolls teach her a lesson(it sounds babyish but its not!!!)
Isabel Orama
Today, I finished a very interesting book called,"THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD". Today I will be saying what it was about.First I'll start with the characters:Annabelle funcraft,Tiffany,mama funcraft,papa funcraft,Tiffany's mother and father,aunt Sarah,Nora,Kate,and Mimi.

What it is about: every day,before bedtime,Nora(Kate's little sister) takes a bath with all her toys. She can't play with Annabelle in the water because she will simply fall apart. Annabelle always feels lonely without being in...more
Cindy
The Meanest Doll in the World (Paperback)
by Ann M. Martin
Cindy Xu

Have you ever heard of your dolls having a secret life and could come to life when you are not watching. It would be totally exciting if that was true in real life. This book The Meanest Doll in the World brings you inside that secret life of dolls. You get to know what the dolls you sleep with all day are thinking and doing. You might think that your dolls look sweet and must act sweet too but not this doll in this novel. She...more
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Kay Farmer

A great sequel to the "Doll People". Again we are involved with the daily adventures of the Dolls and the Funcraft families. We are reminded of the "Doll Code of Honor" which all living dolls must follow. When a doll doesn't honor the code, all living dolls are put in jeopardy. No doll wants to go to into "Doll State" or worse yet, PDS! You'll have to read the book to find out what PDS is.
Annabel and Tiffany are late returning from a night of exploration with Auntie Sarah, whic...more
Cruth
Author: Laura Godwin & Ann M. Martin
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian
First Published: 2003

An interesting story exploring a number of areas, mostly well encouraging thought and discussion, but also subtly providing depth and interest.

Bullying
The whole point of the book is that Mean Mimi bullies other dolls, manipulates them to be her friends, torments those who aren't. She wants to be "Queen of the Dolls", and her rise is on the backs of others. Annabelle and Tiffany start off trying to "defeat" h...more
Rawan L
I think this is a great book about 2 dolls Annabelle and Tiffany. There is this thing it is called doll state and permanent doll state that is when a human sees that the dolls are alive and then the dolls don't move at all and they die. These two dolls accidentally get inside their owners(Kate) backpack and get taken to school. They get out of the backpack and go and explore the school because they've never been outside of Kate's house. So they explore and before the bell rings they jump into th...more
Hope Layfield
The book The Meanest Doll in the World was a fun and interesting book to read. At the beginning of the book, Annabelle Doll, was sitting on the soap dish watching the Funcrafts play in the bath water with Nora. Annabelle was sad because she felt left out. Nora got out of the water and got ready for bed. Nora returned all the Funcraft dolls back to their house and Annabelle back to hers. Once the whole Palmer house was asleep, the Funcrafts and other dolls got to do whatever they wanted. Aunt Sar...more
Dona
I think this book is a really good book for 3rd-4th grader girls. I liked the description and dialogue a lot. Annabelle is a stuffed doll that belongs to 4th grader Kate who takes very good care of her. Annabelle's best friend is a plastic doll named Tiffany who belongs to Kate's kindergartner sister Nora. They took the oath so they are living dolls. The problem is that if a human thinks they see a doll move, the doll goes in to doll state which means they can't move or talk like a living doll...more
Joanne
The Meanest Doll in the World Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin, 2003, 260 pp, $8, 078685297-6

In this book, the main characters are Annabelle and Tiffany. They go on this tiny adventure. In the middle of there tiny adventure, they meet the evilest and meanest doll in the world called Mean Mimi.

The book is called The Meanest Doll in the World and it is written by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin. The main characters' problem is Mean Mimi. She keeps creating disasters, which leads to hatred. Th...more
Madeline Greene
Have you ever imagined that dolls could talk and walk by themselves? Well in this book, you'll find out they can. So far whats happened is that Annabelle, Aunt Sarah and Tiffany, (all dolls), decide to go on a spider hunt to the attic. they get there safely, but when they come back its instant hideout....... they hear human footsteps. Aunt Sarah goes somewhere random but Annabelle and Tiffany hop into a backpack, which soon after is taken to school. Annabelle and Tiffany arrive at school, have a...more
luhvBOOKS
Title: The Meanest Doll in the World

Author: Laura Godwin

Series: Doll People #2

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Summary: Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are two dolls who have been best friends since they met in Kate Palmer's house at 26 Wetherby Lane. In this sequel to The Doll People, they hitch a ride in Kate's backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they're in far deeper trouble than the...more
Nicole
I just finished the book The Meanest Doll in the World. My favorite charecter was Annabelle. Annabelle is a doll that is very careful. When her aunt and her freind go on a trip with her she gets kind of scared. She also is owned by Kate, Kate is a human. She is very delacate and she can not get wet. Her hair is also green (someboby painted it green). At this point in the book Annabelle and her family, freinds, and neighbors are trying to get rid of Mean Mimi (she is a very mean doll from a diffr...more
Emma
Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are two dolls who have been best friends since they met in Kate Palmer's house at 26 Wetherby Lane. In this sequel to The Doll People, they hitch a ride in Kate's backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school! But when an attempt to return home lands them in the wrong house, they're in far deeper trouble than they imagined. Along with a host of new doll friends, they also encounter Mean Mimi, the wickedest doll of all. M...more
Ashton
The book that I have finished is called The Meanest Doll in the World. Its about a family and they have dolls that talk. The family does not know that the dolls talk. Kate, and Nora are the two Children and each if them have a family of dolls.

One day Annabelle and Tiffany, (the two dolls), went exploring around the house. They heard someone coming so they both fled to Kate's backpack. Kate took her backpack to school that day. When the two dolls realized where they were, they decided to get o...more
Mackaylard96
I thought that the meanest doll in the world was a very good book I gave it ***** stars and is was about these dolls that are best friends and they do not live in the same doll house but lived across the hall. and there are two doll one is named Annabelle and the other is tiffany and they go on adventures with annabelle's aunt and when they come back they had to hide and they go in this back pack and they end up going to kate's and nora's school and they go explore and they end up in someone els...more
Abbey Carnes
May 24, 2012 Abbey Carnes is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Aitali63
This book is about 2 dolls who run away from home.They get out of there house then go to school with there owners Nora and Kate.They meet this mean doll named MiMi. She scared all the other dolls away so they called her Mean MiMi.The 2 dolls then start to make an alliance with the good dolls.They start to go to war and the good dolls end up winning.But that doesn't stop MiMi from trying to still destroy them.
In the end, MiMi ends up following them back home.She tries to trick there family and...more
Yuki
The reason I wanted to read this book is because I read the first one (The Doll People). It's a cute follow up story about best doll friends Annabelle (an antique porcelain doll) and Tiffany (a plastic Funcraft doll) and their adventures about ending up in the wrong house via backpack & battling Princess Mimi (the meanest doll).

I admit, part of the reason I liked the book (the first one and this one) is because of the illustrations interspersed throughout the book.

I don't know why but I've...more
Rawan
It's a good book to read. It's about 2 dolls going on an adventure and meeting this doll and she is the meanest doll in the world and she thinks that she is the best doll just because she is a princess. The other dolls hate her but there are these gigantic dolls that the mean doll who her name is princess Mimi but others call her mean Mimi is controlling. The book was called after the meanest doll in the world. I really enjoyed reading this book because it's one of those books that you can't sto...more
Christine
Similar in some respects to the excellent series Toys Go Out, this is the second in a series. I bought a used copy at the library book sale, largely because of Brian Selznick's illustrations. Both Danny and Matt enjoyed it, and we got the other two books in the series from the library today. Annabelle Doll, the main character, is likeable, and her solution to dealing with the bully is like FDR-lite, but it's a cute story.
Kelsey
The Meanest Doll in the World was a great sequel to The Doll People. Full of adventure, kids will be excited to find out how Annabelle and Tiffany deal with a bully.
Helen
Dec 06, 2008 Helen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Helen by: jameslhelena@bellsouth.net
Shelves: children-s-books
In this sequel to The Doll People, Annabelle and Tiffany find themselves in Kate's bookbag and go to school with her. They decide to explore school and then plan to climb back into Kate's bookbag and return to the Palmer's. After several adventures in a kindergarten room, they are almost late, but manage to climb up the coats and drop into the bookbag. Later they discover that they are the wrong bookbag and now in the wrong house and this house is the home of the meanest doll in the world. Read...more
Leah Melrod
LOVED IT THE BOOK IS GREAT. It is great and i think that 3rd and 4th grader also 5th should read it. I is the second in a series. I think that they did a good job making the second book. I loved it and read it in like 1 hour. It is so good but is not that hard.
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me...more
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