Twinklinka is the prettiest doll in the toy store. Surely she will find a great home. However every time a sweet child comes into the toy store she finds some reason to hide. Waiting for the perfect child does she perhaps wait too long? Eventually she finds a home. Will it be the home of her dreams? Twinklinka learns some very valuable lessons, the value of true love above all else, that ones appearances can be deceptive, and that ideals are very different from reality.
Author: Janaki Sooriyarachchi
Text and Images from Twinklinka
One day, not so long ago, a special new doll arrived at the toy shop. Fresh from the factory in her very own box, the doll’s name was printed in colorful, sparkly letters across the lid, “Twinklinka.”
“Oh, isn’t she beautiful?” The shopkeeper cried out, as he opened the box.
The sales assistants all gathered around, excited at the arrival of the new doll.
“Yes, she’s certainly gorgeous. Those jewels on her dress and her hair twinkle like diamonds,” said one sales assistant. “Yes, that must be why she’s named Twinklinka,” said another.
“A pretty little princess would surely buy this beauty at any price.” “Yes, yes. I’m sure we can put a very high price on her and sell with no trouble,” said the shopkeeper.
she wondered. Glancing around quickly, to make sure no one was looking, she stretched up on her toes and peered
into the large mirror on the wall. She blinked in surprise at what she saw. “Is that really me?”
She could not believe her eyes. “What lovely rosy pink cheeks I have! And such deep blue eyes…
and all those golden curls! Just look at my silk stockings and all the lace, pearls and sparkles on my dress. Can those be diamonds in my hair, twinkling like stars?”
Of course Twinklinka had no idea what a “princess” was, but she thought that it would be someone very sweet and elegant, like the lovely girls she had seen in picture books.
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About the Author: Janaki Sooriyarachchi is a highly respected author from Sri Lanka with an exceptional community spirit. She demonstrates her value for contribution by continuing to make her books available for free for download at www.tikiri.com, some of which are reproduced here with Tikiri’s permission.
Janaki publishes many free books, several of which she has given Free Kids Books permission to publish, check out Other Books on FKB by Janaki.
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