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“Doll-E 1.0” is a vigorous, witty and valuable addition to the still too-small shelf of books about girls and engineering.” – New York Times Book Review

“Charlotte is an engaging character, expressive and thoughtful in equal measure … An engaging story, arguing for the marriage of technology with creativity and play.” – Kirkus

“An enjoyable romp for readers, whether they’re plugged in or not.” – Booklist

“McCloskey’s picture book debut is not one to miss. A fun addition.” – School Library Journal

“Her pencil and watercolor cartoons have a fetching exuberance, and the bespectacled, brainy Charlotte, who never doubts her talents, is an admirable whirlwind of energy and ideas.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“McCloskey finds the sweet spot between respect for a child’s nerdy passion and the need to connect tinkering with life. There’s plenty to amuse both kid and adult readers in the robust cartoon artwork … This should elicit both giggles and discussion—a coup for McCloskey’s picture book debut.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Order Doll-E 1.0!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming School/Group Visits

  • Wednesday, Jan 16
    Van Meter School, Iowa
    (Skype Visit)
  • January 25, 28
    Sharon Elementary School
  • Friday, February 8
    Hillside Elementary School
  • Wednesday, February 27
    Fort Mill Elementary, South Carolina

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author