We received a WellieWisher in exchange for this review, opinions are my own.
My daughter and I, as you know, have a love for American Girl that is real and it is deep. I couldn’t wait to get her first Bitty Baby, then start collecting our favorite BeForever Girls. We are up to 4 of those with their beautiful hair and features- Kit, Grace, Isabelle, and Lea. When I found out they were releasing a new line of dolls geared for girls past the Bitty Baby Stage but not yet ready for the bigger dolls I was ecstatic! WellieWishers are 14 1/2″ dolls, larger than a Barbie but smaller than the traditional American Girl and they are CUTE as a bug! American Girl generously sent us one to check out close up, and My little sassy pants chose Willa.
Willa has beautiful strawberry-blonde hair, green eyes, and wears a sweet hedgehog t-shirt, patterned skirt, and a sweet headband with bunny ears. Of course she also sports an adorable pair of ladybug Wellies-hence the name. Willa is an animal lover and a tree climber! She is the perfect fit for my little girl. Like all American Girl Dolls each WellieWisher has their own unique personality-check them all out and choose one for your little girl!
American Girl author Valerie Tripp has written a series of illustrated chapter books based on the WellieWishers adventures for the younger crowd. The WellieWishers are 5 friends- Ashlynn, Willa, Kendall, Camille, and Emerson who play together in Aunt Miranda’s Garden. The books encourage girls to be empathetic, kind, and independant through colorful stories. They will retail for $5.99 and be released this September. Sassy Pants loves these chapter books for read alouds and they help bring her doll to life.
The dolls retail for $60 and you will find a full line of products and accessories, including rain boots in children’s sizes and matching outfits. We have our eye on the WellieWishers Playhouse for creating plenty of adventures.
We love her smaller size and it makes her much easier to carry… into the garden, to restaurants, and around the house. She has quickly become a treasured friend and Sassy Pants totes her everywhere!
Which of the WellieWisher friends do you like best?