Item description for Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees by Johnny Gruelle...
One day while Raggedy Ann and Andy are walking in the woods they meet up with their friend, the Camel with the wrinkled knees. Together they go in search of Babette, the doll who is missing from the nursery. Along the way they come across an old horse and twelve angry pirates -- but will they ever find Babette?
In this new version of a classic, retold for young children, Raggedy Ann and the other dolls in the nursery come to life with humor and spirit.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2001
ISBN 0689808887 ISBN13 9780689808883 UPC 076714006997
Availability 0 units.
More About Johnny Gruelle
Johnny Gruelle was an extremely talented cartoonist, illustrator, and storyteller. He had already written and illustrated a book of original fairy tales before creating the Raggedy Ann and Andy stories es. Raggedy Ann, heroine of the first book, was the favorite doll of his daughter, Marcella, who died after a long illness at the age of thirteen. Johnny Gruelle eventually created over forty Raggedy Ann and Andy books, all capturing his unique vision of childhood. Overwork and copyright disputes led to his untimely death in 1938. The Gruelle family -- Johnny's widow, Myrtle, and sons Worth and Richard -- soon created the Johnny Gruelle Co., which carries on his work. Today Worth and his own son, Kim, run the Last Great Co.(r) in Cashiers, North Carolina, and still have a hand in overseeing Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, books, and related products.
Johnny Gruelle was born in 1880 and died in 1938.
Johnny Gruelle has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees?
Love the book - fantastic pop ups Jan 7, 2008
This is one of the best pop-up books I've seen. I found illustrations absolutely gorgeous and the pop-ups extremely detailed, but delicate. My daughter (3 years old) loves the book. The story is not long and is fun and easy to read. The the pop-ups though is another story, they kept both my daughter and I captivated for ages. This book is a must for young readers.
Excellent Edition Jul 12, 2007
My kids, ages three and five, absolutely love the book and listen to the whole thing beginning to end with no problem. They love the story and the pictures both.
The story is very sweet; Raggedy Ann and Andy set off to rescue a doll and also end up rescuing a little boy, all with the help of a good fairy, of course.
The pop-ups are delicate enough that I wouldn't leave the book lying around the house in case my one year old might find it. But an older child can be taught to open and close the pages with care.
A Lovely, Lovely Keepsake Jul 2, 2006
"One day Raggedy Ann and Andy were walking in the deep, deep woods when they met their friend, the Camel with the wrinkled knees..." is not a quote from this book despite its appearance at the top of this page.
No, this book is far better written than that and is a great bit of foundation to lay for children who will one day, sooner than their parents think, be reading real literature. Furthermore, Moerbeek's pop-up interpretations of the original pictures are stunning little masterpieces, sure to delight for years to come.
True, it doesn't offer the knock-your-socks-off prose of The Pop Up Mickey Mouse (see), being sweet and nostalgic rather than sharp and scrappy. But it is still quite a good read with its engaging characters and wry humor. And though most of the jokes will admittedly be lost on the little ones, they do keep it fun for the adult doing the actual reading.
The original text appears to have been edited a bit - probably for brevity's sake - but the story does seem to be fairly well intact (though the ultimate explanation of how the mischief-maker flew away is now missing and must be inferred from the pictures).
Despite the editing, reading this book aloud will take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes and kids jaded by too much TV may not have the patience to sit through it. However, my own daughter asks for it frequently, and seems to think it is time well spent. I must say I agree with her completely.
Outstanding Pop-up Sep 13, 2005
This is one of the best pop-ups in my collection. Very detailed, and fun, pop-ups, and the art work is very much in keeping with the original Raggedy Ann books. A must for young and old collectors.
RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY AND THE CAMEL WITH THE WRINKLED KNEES POP UP BOOK Aug 14, 2005
THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE! THE COMPLEXITY OF THE POP UPS WAS AMAZING. THE GIRLS AGES 4 AND 6 LOVED IT. WE ARE KEEPING IT AWAY FROM THE 1 YEAR OLD. I WOULD RECCOMEND IT FOR ALL CHILDREN'S LIBRARIES.