Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-05-14 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 5 user ratings

" The last chapter is titled The Happy Ending. That pretty much says it all for me. " said.

"I read this book to my three-year-old daughter after she picked it out at the library, and she sat quietly through all 94 pages of it (in several sessions). I found the illustrations charming. The writing and story reminded me a lot of the Oz books, with wild imagination and little regard for trying to be "realistic"—this is the perfect story for young children. In the last chapter, everything is resolved, but there was a little too much memory loss and restoration going on for me. :) My three-year-old didn't mind, though." said.

"Read this as a child, and re-read it whenever I visit my father.

It's fairly late in the sequence of Raggedy Ann/Andy, and there are enough references back to earlier books that astute kids might find this one confusing. But I still like the general precept of kindness to others even though they might appear to be antagonistic/unpleasant to you, bravery in the face of what appears to be something fearful....and never taking things at face value. Giant who loves children so much that he's taken in all the kids from the neighboring kingdom, now run by The Evil General? Check. Creatures who bluff and bluster, but can be rendered friendly by a lapful of cream puffs, dill pickles, and dishes of chocolate ice cream? Check. Witches with loud cackles and large warty noses who prove to be lovely fairy princesses in disguise? Check.

And of course, there are the two imperturbable cottony protagonists.
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" Is this the one that they tied a piece of ice in a string?I remember they had to figure out how to tie water and that was what they did. I always thought that was quite clever. " said.

"Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies is a lovely story of how a rag doll found a penny growing on a tree, that brought good luck. It did not seem that way at first, as Raggedy Ann and Andy, with q young man who had been mnade to forget that he was the prince who ruled that territory, and another young man transformed into a donkey named Noodles, were captured by King Growch, who was NOT the rightful ruler but the former commanding general of the prince's army. Yet that Lucky Penny helped the lost prince regain his memory, reminded him that he was the beloved Prince Bonnie, the rightful sovereign. That Penny helped a knight who had been discharged remember that he was king (and Mrs. Knight his consort)
of a nearby kingdom, that Growch's scullery maid Lovey Lou was their Princess, AND that Winnie-the-Witch was NOT so wickedy but really Princess Winnie! (Another witch named Sylvia, alias, Wanda-the-Witch, was pretty and very nice, freed Noodles from his transformation and revealed him as Prince Donald, heir apparent to the knight-king's throne.) One of the most amusing parts of this story was Winnie's having Raggedy Ann and her friends bring back some gifts for the mean king-- a pint of water carried by a string, a tissue paper filled with fire, a giant in a bottle, and a pie that would sing when cut. Winnie, the SUPPOSEDLY Wickedy Witch who was really a NICE lady, brought back silly common things: an ice cube on the string and four fireflies in the tissue. Growch suspected that the giant in the bottle was another silly common thing that he should have thought of himself, and the singing pie was not mentioned. When, at the end, the mean king broke the tiny bottle on a rock, there was explosion, which killed him. (Was the "giant" really a grenade?) It would have been more fun if the king DID cut the pie; if it sang, it would have been just a battery-powered record player! Another silly common thing! Yet, it was this "giant" as well as the Lucky Penny that led to the death of the false king and the restoration of Prince Bonnie to his throne, which brought happiness to his subjects, AND restored the former knight to HIS throne in the nearby kingdom. All in all, a very nice story.
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"This is by far my favorite Raggedy Ann story. Funny, exciting, and sweet as always. My 3-year-old daughter asks me to read to her from it so often that we have finished the book four times!" said.

"My Mother read this to me and we read almost all of the series and I looked forward to story time and the gentler stories of several years ago." said.


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