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Little Loos

doll house bathrooms cover

Dolls’ House Bathrooms
Lots of Little Loos
King
1997

My knowledge of doll houses is limited to a few visits to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Thorne Miniature Rooms and whining for a Barbie dream house sometime in the mid 1960s. I never got one, by the way. I know that there are lots of people that enjoy crafting doll houses, so this book would probably have an audience in a public library collection. Unfortunately, this particular book hadn’t left the shelf in quite a few years and was not in great condition. I have to admit, I am always a bit fascinated by books that are so specific. It’s not just miniatures, but miniatures of toilets.

They really do have a book for everything.

Mary

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Life in Miniature

Make Your Own Dolls House - coverMake Your Own Dolls’ House
Cole
1976

Submitter: There is nothing wrong with the designs and instructions for the Dickens’ doll house that is in this book, but seeing the author stare at the girl on the cover, reading that he is a doctor and builds dolls’ houses because he “enjoys” it all add up to 3 strikes and you are out of our collection!

Holly: So…maybe the little girl should check out this book instead?  Or maybe this one?  Wow, we’ve become very jaded about old men who stare at young girls and build them dolls houses.  If he enjoyed helping little boys make fishing lures, we’d be just as suspicious.  Ha ha!  Seriously, though, this does look like something from 1976.

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