The P.E.T. Paperdoll Dress-up Book


Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-919493-02-5





Reviewed by Toby Rupert

Toby Rupert was a librarian living in Toronto.


As promised on the cover, “here’s your chance to cut him out — and cut him up!” This is a real paperdoll book, so libraries need to be wary of mutilation and vandalism — a shame since the book is humourous, and this is our one chance to stick it to Himself. Fuddle him as he has duddled you. Some engaging accessories that you can drape over Our Leader include five playing cards, all being the ace of clubs, and titled “energy deal”; some lollipops labelled UIC; some CANDU self-immolating exploding cigars; a federal metric wrench; and a sheet of thin ice. But the book needs an index to all of the jibes.


Pilsworth, Graham, “The P.E.T. Paperdoll Dress-up Book,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024,