Maybe you love the ocean and are as gentle as a mermaid. If so, you might be best friends with Camille. Or perhaps you're creative and can draw and create new inventions. You should meet Kendall. The latest additions to the American Girl brand are the little lovelies called the WellieWishers.
They are so named because of their adorable Wellies that they wear. (And of course, you can get them for your real live little dolls, too). Each WellieWisher has a unique trait or talent that make them individually special but they all share the common core value of kindness. The brand has created this line of dolls specifically targeting the 5-7 year old range. They are a little smaller than the traditional American Girl doll (and a little bit more affordable at $60) and have a hard body to withstand all the love your child will inevitably bestow upon her.
While some of the accessories are priced as you'd expect, we found some that are right on the money. This Flutterwings Doll Carrier is priced at $45 and holds your doll in the center along with plenty of space for books, clothes, and other tiny treasures.
I can't get over how cute these Wellies are for girls. They are clear so that your little one can show off her fancy socks. My only wish is that they made these for grownups. At $26, you really can't go wrong with these!
If you're like me and grew up loving the American Girl dolls and their corresponding stories, you will appreciate the fact that Valerie Tripp (who wrote the American Girl books) also wrote the stories for all the WellieWishers. Her ability to weave in lessons about life and friendship while still telling an engaging story is priceless. You'll want to get the dolls just because the books are so good. Now the question is: which doll will your child love? Is she an Ashlyn or a Willa?
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