I'm reading a chapter each night of this book to my son, and we both love it:
It's called The Doll People and it's about a family of dolls that have taken the oath in the doll factory to keep the secret from all humans, and they are granted life. If they are seen alive by a human, they risk "Permanent Doll State". I had to laugh at this ..... Annabelle Doll points to a Barbie Doll and asks; "Permanent Doll State"? Uncle Doll replies: "No. Didn't take the oath. Barbies never do." My son couldn't work out why I found that so funny.
Some dolls really do seem alive. Look at this pic a customer sent me of one of my dolls 'reading a book' with a child.