Finally…a doll collection from Canada made for Canadian girls. It’s been a long time coming, but well worth the wait we think. Maplelea Girls are a wonderful collection of dolls hailing from six different Canadian provinces. They span the country from one coast to the other. When we were asked to review the line of dolls we chose Jenna who hails from Lunenbourg Nova Scotia. When the big blue box arrived we were pleasantly surprised…Maplelea Girls are not your average doll. They are 18 inches tall and made of high quality vinyl with movable legs and arms and a perfectly soft (huggable) torso. Jenna’s hair is super long and soft which has given our almost 7 year old, hours of hairdressing entertainment. All the Maplelea dolls come with a keepsake journal that tells her story. We love that there is space for you to write in the journal too…it adds an extra connection between the doll and your little girl. Each doll shows exactly how different and diverse we Canadian girls all are , which we think is a wonderful message to send our daughters. You can choose a doll that has similar features, or choose one that’s completely different. We chose Jenna because she hails from our home, Nova Scotia. Our wee one loves that Jenna shares the same home province that she does. When we asked her what her favorite feature of her new doll was she said that she loved the journal that came with Jenna and that they both like to run. The connection was instant and more profound then any other toy we’ve ever presented to her. Maplelea also just introduced a line of twelve friend dolls. Your child gets to choose the doll’s background and story, making the experience of owning a Maplelea Doll all the more special and rewarding. We must warn you though that you will spend more time then you could imagine just trying to narrow down the gorgeous accessories to go with your new doll. Expertly crafted and well thought out, the clothes and furniture are difficult to resist. All the accessories can be worn by any of the dolls. What’s on our little girls wish list? The stylish Manteau De Ville with it’s red piping and snazzy messenger bag and the Polar Bear jammies. What could be more Canadian then getting warm and cosy in pajamas adorned with a polar bear?
Want to win a Maplelea Girl for your little one? We have a contest for our Canadian readers only…check out the Maplelea Girls website, choose your favorite doll and comment on this review. Tell us your favorite doll and why. Don’t worry…nothing too fancy, just a little something about why that particular doll speaks to you. We’ll draw a random name from our comments on December 1st. Winning a doll in time for Christmas… how exciting is that? Bon Chance mes amis!