I can’t even tell you how happy I was, when I saw Literary Greats Paper Dolls by Tim Foley.
Since I’ve started to collect all that kind of paper stuff as paper dolls, paper theatres and/or other folding paper toys, I’m seriously excited every time I see something like this.
Yes, I totally agree. This is a perfect gift for every bookworm.
Why I like Literary Greats Paper Dolls
“This book features 35 caricatures of famous authors, including Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Ayn Rand, and Charles Dickens. Each writer is depicted in doll form and accompanied by three costumes that offer humorous, knowing references to characters from their most popular works,” claimed the publisher.
Just imagine Charles Dickens himself as Marley’s Ghost, J. R. R. Tolkien as Gandalf, Jane Austen as Mr. Darcy or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as Sherlock Holmes or a pink fairy!
Isn’t it funny?
Frankly, the book is too adorable for cutting, but thank you Mr. Foley for such an entertainment.
How to play with Literary Greats Paper Dolls
If you don’t want to destroy the book and cut your literary greats out, you must copy them. So, choose your favorite writer and his/her literary character you like the most and use a copy machine. Then take a pair of very sharp scissors.
Cut your beloved and his/her character out. Do it properly. Pay a special attention to hands, fingers, or hair. If it’s necessary, use smaller scissors.
Have a Rollicking Good Time
You must be very patient. If you are not, f. e. you are in a hurry, just let it be and try to do it later. If you have a free time, and you’ve just decided to finish this, beware of your thoughts. Are they positive? You should have a rollicking good time!
When everything is cutted out, the best part of playing starts: Take clothes of your favorite literary character and put them on your writer.
Lewis Carroll has just turned into the Mad Hatter! What a lovely madness!
What is your opinion of Literary Greats Paper Dolls? Did you know them? Did you play or learn/teach with them? How? I really wanna know! Please, feel free to leave a comment below.