Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb’s world record-breaking paper dolls chain

Paper dolls recordThe release of Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb’s picture book The Paper Dolls has been celebrated with a Guinness World Record: the longest chain of paper dolls.

On the 11 November, the chain, measuring 4,549.7m long and featuring 45,282 hand-decorated dolls from fans around the globe, was spread out at London’s Southbank Centre. The linked up line of paper friends is equivalent to 80,000 jelly babies laid end-to-end, 40 football pitches, or almost 61 jumbo jets.

For every doll submitted, 10p has been donated to the charity Save the Children.

Tiffanie Tallman and Fostering Hope in the US held the previous record in 2012 with their 2.68km chain.

Donaldson commented: “I am amazed and delighted that so many people from all over the world have taken the time to send in their paper dolls to us.

“From Australia to Oswestry, from Swansea to Syria, the support for our bid to break the Guinness World Records title has been astonishing.

The Paper Dolls is a book which is very close to my heart and I am delighted that we have celebrated it in such a creative way”.

Cobb wrote on Twitter: “WE DID IT!!!!!! Congratulations everyone! ‪#paperdolls ‪#world record” and “It was so beautiful to see them all together”.

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Kimberley Chen is a London-based writer.
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