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

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  4,427 ratings  ·  343 reviews

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 t

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Published March 11th 2008 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published September 1st 2003)
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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.

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
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

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.
Ashley Ramirez
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
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Jessy Higgerson
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
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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
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. :)
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
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!
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
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 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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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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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