Mealie-cob doll, The | Children's Fiction
Marianna Brandt , Samantha van Riet
When Matilda hears that she is not getting a "real" birthday present, she is bitterly disappointed. Instead of the blue dress she wanted she gets a hand made rag doll from her grandmother. But her disappointment turns to joy when her drawing of the mealie-cob doll wins first prize in a competition.
This warm and human story about how something small can have great significance, is beautifully illustrated by Samantha Van Riet.