American Girl® Dolls Equal Happy Little Ladies
If you have a daughter who is between the ages of 7 and 12, you’ve probably heard about American Girl® Dolls! When I told my grand daughter that I had the opportunity to receive one I thought that she would die from pure excitement. She was absolutely giddy, and oh my goodness, when it arrived in the mail…
She Was All Smiles!
Since the first catalogue debuted in 1986, American Girl has provided inspiring products for each stage of a young girl’s development—from her preschool days of baby dolls and fantasy play through her tween years of self-expression and individuality. Through an array of premium-quality books, dolls, clothes, toys, and accessories, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators.
BeForever™, American Girl’s signature line of historical dolls, books, and related accessories, connects girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past. First introduced in 1986, BeForever, which currently includes Kaya™, Josefina™, Addy™, Samantha™, Rebecca™, Kit™, Maryellen™, and Julie™, gives girls today the opportunity to explore the past and think about the possibilities the future can bring.
We received a Maryellen™ doll with the accompanying book, The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1. Maryellen is the newest doll in Forever™ series. She is from the from the 1950’s and is even more adorable “in real life”. She has lovely strawberry blonde hair, hazel eyes and a precious little gap between her two front teeth.
Imaginative Maryellen Larkin™ has hazel eyes that open and close, and her long strawberry-blond hair is worn in a high ponytail with sideswept bangs. She comes in an authentic 1950s outfit:
- A striped dress with a sweetheart neckline, tailored bows, and a full skirt
- An aqua lacy-knit shrug monogrammed with her initial
- Black Mary Jane shoes
- White underwear
- An aqua ribbon bow on a ponytail holder for her hair
The 18″ Maryellen doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1 book.
Winner of the 2015 National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Silver Award
As with all the dolls, in the series, there are a collection of books for each girl, along with numerous accessories, clothing and furniture. (Yes, I know what I’ll be shopping for this Christmas!)
Meet the other girls in the Forever™ series of dolls:
Kayla ™ – 1764
Josefina Montoya™ – 1824
Addy Walker™ – 1864
Samantha Parkington™ – 1904
Rebecca Rubin™ – 1914
Kit Kittredge™ – 1934
Julie Albright™ – 1974
So which doll would be your little girl’s favorite?
This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.