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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Dolls in Literature: Katy Comes Next by Laura Bannon
I LOVED this book as a child. Unfortunately, it is out of print and quite pricey on Amazon. I would love to own a copy of it, but if I have to save money to buy this book or a Blythe doll, I know where my money's going. Anyway.........in this story, Ruth's parents own a doll shop which always keeps them too busy to repair Ruth's doll, Katy. When asking for new eyes or a new wig for her doll, Ruth is told, "Katy comes next." Unfortunately, "next" never seems to happen. Then one morning, Ruth wakes up to find that her parents have closed the doll shop for the day. Instead, they have declared it "Katy Comes Next" day. On this special day, Ruth's parents spend the whole day fixing Katy and getting her a new wardrobe. Can I just say how much I loved this book as a little girl? I checked it out from the library MANY, MANY times. Do any of you remember reading this as a child? If so, did you love it as much as I did? The one weird thing I remember, though, is that Katy looked completely different after they were done with her. She got a new wig, new eyes, etc., and was truly a different doll at the end. I remember that bothering me on some level. Still, my overriding memory after reading it decades ago is of complete enchantment. I think Ruth even got to pick out a really cool doll trunk for Katy and fill it with lots of beautiful new clothes, shoes and accessories. How fun!!