"Books, particularly children's books, often transport readers to lands unknown or not yet explored. Books can be Aladdin's magic carpet or Emily Dickinson's frigate that takes us lands away. Picture books, with their evocative illustrations, amplify the adventures; better still, the picture book experience enhanced by audio interpretation. With ELIZABETI'S DOLL, listeners will join Elizabeti in Tanzania, where her mother is busy with a new baby, causing Elizabeti to long for a doll she can nurture. Lovely music will transport them to the plains of East Africa, enhancing the spirit of the story, which is imbued with the small details of daily life and child rearing. Children will be enchanted with this universal story set in a land of open cooking fires, water carried in jugs, and little girls who make do with rocks for dolls but love them nonetheless. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"