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

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,759 Ratings  ·  365 Reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. In this sequel to The Doll People, Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft hitch a ride in Kate's backpack and find themselves in the biggest adventure of their lives, a day at school!
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Turtleback Books (first published September 1st 2003)
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Jul 06, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Oct 05, 2010 Elizabethcd96 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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
Tiffany  Frial
Oct 22, 2014 Tiffany Frial rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am on page 126 and I like this book because of the fascinating adventures. So far they have been in two backpacks, Kate and Nora's school and someone in Kate's class's house. In the house they meet many friends, and also a mean and bossy doll called Mean Mimi. At first they thought Mimi was nice , but now Mimi wants to destroy them and they try to protect themselves and everything they can't fix by the time the humans come home. if they aren't able to fix something they could go into Doll Stat ...more
Mar 14, 2016 Jinglemarco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.55 stars

It's always a pleasure reading about these living dollies, so tender and cute, and I feel guilty giving The Meanest Doll in the World only three stars and fiftyfive, but I have to be honest and I expected it to be a bit more satisfaying. I was waiting for a different ending, maybe. And I'm very PRETENTIOUS!
Is PDS real? I'm not sure...
Princess Mimi is no Chucky, and thank you very much, and nonetheless she had had a poor end.
Oh, well, I'm excited for the following installment! :)
Erin Ramsay
This scared me as a kid.
Lauren Brown
Apr 19, 2016 Lauren Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The dolls have returned for a second go around. Both Annabelle and Tiffany are off on another memorable adventure. If you didn't think dolls have feelings think again. This book may seem like it will just take place in in the doll house. But the dolls are on an accidental adventure and they are leaving Norah's house. This all starts to unfold when the dolls in the room start seeking shelter from Norah both Annabelle and Tiffany hop right into Katie's backpack. This is where the adventure begins ...more
Bristol Langley
Nov 09, 2015 Bristol Langley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The meanest doll in the world by:Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin

1.The mditw is about these 2 dolls,Annabelle and Tiffany. the dolls go and explore.They get lost and go to school with kate and go and get lost. what will they do.

2.The dolls are real to me and the have human emotions too. The dolls get mad at each other and even cry. They take an oath to be real and hide it.

3. Annabelle is a china doll with a laced dress and green hair. the real reason why Annabelle has green hair is because someone
Ashley Ramirez
Aug 28, 2015 Ashley Ramirez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Meanest Doll in the World by: Ana Martin and Laura Goodwin. The Meanest Doll In The World is a bout a doll names Annabelle and Tiffiny. Annabelle and Tiffiny go on a adventure to school then try to get back home but end up getting stuck in school for the night. Abnabelle and Tiffiny finally get the chance to go back home in there owners back pack but end up in the wrong one. They meat some really friends and a not so nice,meanest doll in the world that threatens Annabells and her family's ex ...more
Kathryn Reeder
May 27, 2015 Kathryn Reeder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessy Higgerson
May 10, 2015 Jessy Higgerson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book The Meanest Doll in the World. This book is about a very disturbed doll that torments other dolls and puts the whole doll world at risk of being discovered. This is the second book in a series, called the Doll People, about a family of dolls that is living. If they are discovered they will go into Doll State, where the dolls cannot move for twenty-four hours. If what they do is really extreme, they can go into Permanent Doll State, which means they will no longer be living dolls. ...more
Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are back, and this story is even better than the first one.

With Aunt Sarah returned to the Doll family, she Annabelle and Tiffany continue their adventures and exploring of the home of their humans owners. On an especially longer exploration, the dolls realize they've stayed out to late. In the rush to get back to perspective homes, Tiffany and Annabelle have to dive into Kate's backpack to avoid being seen. Before they can get out, Kate's scooped up her back
Sep 08, 2014 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 19, 2015 ☺Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another great fantasy story about living dolls from The Doll People series by Ann M. Martin. a sequel that's just as wonderful as the original and that's a rare feat. Looking forward to the next.
Very cute story about living toys. The tone is light and whimsical. Themes include friendship and bullying.

The story focuses on the friendship between two dolls, Annabell and Tiffany, who accidentally end up going home in the backpack of the wrong child and meeting the toys in a strange house, including Mimi, a princess doll who believes she really is royalty and who torments the toys in her house because they refuse to follow her orders. There are a few brief skirmishes with Mimi but the probl
Meaghan Steeves
Oct 03, 2014 Meaghan Steeves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this doll people series! Ann M. Martin was always one of my most-read authors growing up and to be reading something by her other than the Babysitter's Club or Babysitter's Little Sister is just awesome. I'm really happy to call myself a big fan of hers. I plan to gradually collect this series as I know I'll read it over and over again and pass it along. :)
Jan 04, 2016 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a sequal to "The Doll People" which was read to me by my teacher in 4th grade. I loved it so much that I reread the book and then got "The Meanest Doll in the World." It was even better than the first one. I did get creeped out though by the antagonist doll who tried to take over all the other dolls. I did however, love how other dolls came together, plastic or china, to stop the mean doll from taking away their home and controlling the other dolls. The friendships that form and the ...more
Narrated by Lynn Redgrave. Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft accidentally go to school in Kate Palmer's backpack. They spend time exploring the school after hours but the next day get into the wrong backpack and find themselves at B.J.'s house. The dolls there (a set of paper chain dolls, two trolls and a set of Pajama Party dolls) are being terrorized by a Princess Mimi doll and her minions. Annabelle and Tiffany try to help their new friends but return to their proper home after the weekend. ...more
Feb 07, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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You know when you've been engrossed in something and then you realize you've been smiling? That's what happened to me during this book. It wasn't an all out grin. It was the kind of grin that just starts to curl up your lips and eyes. The warm, happy, glowing kind of grin.

In my opinion, Martin has penned another winner here. The book has themes of friendship, courage and bullying. But, they don't hit you over the head or smack you in the face. Perhaps this is a function of the book being 11 year
Apr 08, 2008 Jennie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
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
Apr 11, 2008 Soul Glow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 08, 2008 Sara Khan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Dec 14, 2009 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*
Sami S
Sep 18, 2014 Sami S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Book, “The Meanest Doll in The World” was a very good book I really enjoined the great pictures, that were on some of the pages. For me the pictures really help me understand the story and notice stuff I didn’t notice in the text. The reading level for this book is probably seventh grade. I think that this book is sort of a short read but I found if you take it slow you notice a lot of diferent details. I would definitely recommend this book because it is really interesting. This book is se ...more
Dec 24, 2007 Maddie rated it it was amazing  ·  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!!!)
The Meanest Doll in the World lacks some of the charm of The Doll People. The illustrations are as gorgeous as ever and the adventures are even more hair-raising, yet there’s still something missing. I’m going to guess that it’s because Meanest Doll has too many pithy statements and Annabelle spends too much time angsting over her uselessness and then goes on and on about “taking deep breaths.”

Basically, Meanest Doll is a little too pat with its message, to the point of overbearance. The Doll Pe
Goldilocks Reviews
What a great and fun addition to the Doll People series! Mean Mimi genuinely frightened me in Annabelle's hallucination in The Runaway Dolls. I was a bit wary reading her story but I did get a few jumps reading about her. The characters were spectacular and I love it when Annabelle encounters other doll people beside her family.

Tiffany and Annabelle are exploring and didn't have enough time to race back to the dollhouse. They had to hide in Kate's backpack instead. Through a turn of events, the
Isabel Orama
Jun 30, 2014 Isabel Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 25, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Doll People (4 books)
  • The Doll People (Doll People, #1)
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