The American Girl Doll company just released a new line of dolls called the WellieWishers. The WellieWisher dolls include Willa, Camille, Kendall, Ashlyn, and Emerson. These dolls are aimed at younger audiences and are meant to help teach friendship and other morals through books, dolls, and play sets.
At this moment, there are three books starring the WellieWishers. The titles include: The Riddle of the Robin, The Muddily-Puddily Show, and Ashlyn’s Unsurprise Party. In these books, there is very big font with pretty easy reading. There are many illustrations that are beautifully colored to go with upbeat rhyming words and songs. The book’s page counts vary from around 80 – 100 pages, with around 6 short chapters dividing the book. One main part of the books was the friends working together to solve a problem using each of their talents. At the beginning of the book, you learn about each of the WellieWishers, which will help later on, and at the end, there are a couple of pages about kid’s activities for parents to look at. These stories really add to the playing experience, so I would suggest reading them.
This line of toys also has different playsets including the Giggles and Grins Play Set. If you have read The Muddily-Puddily Show, you will understand that this set goes with the doll, Emerson, in that book. In this set you receive 1 case, 1 nose, 1 cushion, 1 mask, 1 pair of glasses, 1 chicken, and 1 set of stickers. The point of this toy is to help your doll dress up in silly ways that will definitely make younger kids laugh. There is not a significant difference in the quality of the toys compared to the normal American Girl Doll. Everything is very well-made and realistic, which will make your child like it even more.
Emerson is one of the WellieWishers. She loves to perform and create music in front of crowds of people. The Emerson doll has jet black, curly hair that is styled into pigtails with bangs covering her forehead. She has very high-quality facial features including dark brown eyes, painted on eyelashes and eyebrows, a nose, lips showcasing her front teeth, and ears. Unlike the normal American Girl Dolls, she has painted on eyelashes that do not allow her eyes to move and blink. As for the material, Emerson’s body is completely vinyl unlike the soft midsection of other dolls. She comes in a cute purple and pink dress and her signature Wellies, which are the rainboots these dolls always wear.
The WellieWisher series is definitely designed for younger ages like 5 and 6 year olds, so if you’re looking for a present for a child who has grown out of baby dolls but isn’t quite ready for full on American Girl Dolls, I would advise getting a WellieWisher