Very strange storyline. Biff, Kipper etc move into a new house. The family strip off the old wallpaper in Biff's room and are surprised to find a door behind the old wallpaper, leading to a dark 'secret room' in which there is a dolls' house. The dolls' house resembles their house, and inside the dolls' house are dolls which look like Biff, Kipper and Chip (but dressed in Victorian clothing) and a model dog which looks like Floppy...
It reminded me of the opening of a horror film; I was half expecting the ending to be either (a) Biff wakes up the next morning and discovers the doll which looks like her has been decapitated in the night or (b) Kipper enters the secret room and discovers a skeleton of a child who was locked in there 100 years previously. I just found it very creepy! DD1 read away happily, regardless, of course.
blimey reminds me of some comic story where the girl goes into a room and in the room is a picture of the room. She gets locked in and ends up in the picture. Think it might have been in Misty. Hated that story
I found it really scary too. Glad I'm not the only one. I mentioned it to a couple of the mothers at school and they looked at me as if I was mad and one said "it's a childrens book" in a really patronising way. DD loved it though, and I am thoroughly enjoying her reading the rest of the books to me