Name: Ashley Campbell
Online home:Under the SycamoreMy favorite children's book and why I love it: Mr. Bell's Fixit Shop by Ronne Peltzman...my very favorite as a child. It is the story of a little girl whose doll was destroyed by her grandma's new puppy. With a broken heart she took it to her friend, Mr. Bell. He worked extra long that night using all kinds of odds and ends from around his shop to make her doll new again. In the process he healed the little girl's broken heart too. I loved how Mr. Bell transformed everyday things into something new and special (like turning a lampshade tassel into new doll hair). Mr. Bell's fixit shop reminded me of my grandpa's woodworking shop, which was one of my most loved childhood places to visit. The book, sadly, is no longer in print.
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