Doll Cottage

The Special Secret Sauce

Life in Doll Cottage is magical and always full of adventure. Doll Lady is dizzy with excitement and has big plans. However, something happens that turns everything upside down. Jabali, Pendo, Fadhili, Jameela, Amani and all the other dolls are not happy. The yarn balls only make matters worse. Can Doll Lady help the dolls …

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Lessons From Yonga

“Don’t look now, but guess who’s staring at you,” Jabali whispered, glancing at the rose bushes behind Pendo. “Not Yonga again!” Pendo shrieked, jumping up and turning to scan the bush. The dolls were having a picnic under the big Jacaranda tree outside Doll Cottage. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. They had washed down …

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Say That Again

“It’s cold today,”Mwenzi said, rubbing her arms. “You can say that again!” replied Doll Lady, sipping her tea. “It’s cold today,” Mwenzi repeated. “Yeah, you can say that again,” Doll Lady nodded. “It’s cold…” “She’s just agreeing with you.” Jameela said, laughing. “Please don’t say it again. We heard you the first two times.” Mwenzi …

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Be small to be BIG

The dolls had an amazing afternoon eating the fluffy cinnamon pancakes that Doll Lady made and washed them down with chilled fresh gooseberry juice. They ate and chatted and laughed. Finally, there was just one delicious pancake left on the plate. They looked at each other, suddenly silent. “If no one wants the last pancake, …

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What’s In A Name

“Pendo, love,” Doll Lady called. “Could you hand me that basket of yarn please?” Jameela giggled, as Pendo got up to pass the basket. “What’s so funny?”Doll Lady asked, smiling at Jameela. “Thank you love, she said to Pendo,”as she took the basket. Jameela giggled again and all the Dolls looked at her curiously. “It’s …

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Amazing Rain

Drip thup plink plonk… The rain beat down on the roof and windows of Doll Cottage. The rainy season was finally here. Doll Village had gone through a long dry season. Doll Lady and the villagers were thrilled about the rain and got busy planting. Vegetables and maize and beans. Trees, flowers and even grass. …

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A City in Africa

“What’s Ouaga…do…?” Jameela stuttered. “Ouagadougou.” Doll Lady pronounced it for her, as she put a stamp on the package. “It’s the capital city of Burkina Faso. We’re sending this lovely doll to a little girl there.” “Yes, don’t you know anything?”Jabali said confidently putting the package on the table for Doll Lady. “Burkina Faso is …

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Pendo’s Flowers

Something exciting happened in the Doll Cottage garden on Valentine’s Day. Pendo was so excited, she couldn’t stop jumping up and down. “Guess what? Remember the seeds I planted in the garden last month? The ones that grew into little green seedlings with itsy bitsy leaves? Well… today they have pretty white flowers opening up. …

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Dolls On A Mission

Dolls On A Mission There’s a buzz 🐝 and excitement in Doll Cottage. A group of us Squeeshies have been assigned to go on a new mission. A little while ago, we received a yarn-o-gram (telegram) in doll cottage which said: Childhood cancer is curable. Many children in Kenya diagnosed with cancer cannot access treatment. …

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