Mommy Blog Expert: Laura Ingalls 18" Doll Toy Review Appeals Across Generations to Both Kids, Collectors

Monday, November 28, 2016

Laura Ingalls 18" Doll Toy Review Appeals Across Generations to Both Kids, Collectors


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Since the first book in the Little House on the Prairie children's American novel series was published in 1932, the title's heroine Laura Ingalls has inspired generations. The enduring books still beloved by today's young kids are based on the childhood of author Laura Ingalls Wilder's memories of her pioneer family's life in the northern Midwest of Minnesota and the Dakotas during the 1870 and 1880s.


With such a rich literary history, the beautifully detailed award-winning Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie Doll by The Queen's Treasures could not be a better celebration of America's westward expansion.



As you can see from the photos and kid-directed and produced video in this post, Abby and her little sister Naomi love the Little House on the Prairie books and really enjoyed playing with this sweet, imaginative doll while learning about what it was like back in the pioneer days. The girls' smiles and signs of joy and contentment speak louder than thousands of words.



According to Joann Cartiglia, president and founder of The Queen's Treasures, her company's mission is to develop toys that spotlight women who changed the world presenting positive role models for today's youngest generation. 

Cartigila explains, "It's hard to imagine that a girl, who traveled in a covered wagon through the prairie, grew up to become a female author whose books are still popular today. I could not think of a better example of a strong woman, growing up modestly and becoming an iconic writer."



My personal lifelong love of reading began in third grade with the first book Wilder wrote and my own two daughters loved the series when they were the same age. So, I wasn't surprised when I went over to my friend's house with this realistic doll and her granddaughter Abby (who just happens to be in the third grade) recognized Laura right away, saying "You're never going to believe this: I'm reading Little House on the Prairie right now!"



The attention to detail in the Laura Ingalls 18" doll is as beautiful (if not more so) than that other American doll brand that is so popular right now. Selected as a Top Ten winner of PAL, this lovely doll is meant to be cuddled and played with, but is also the perfect gift for serious grownup Little House on the Prairie fans and doll collectors.



Just like in real-life, the Laura doll has pretty blue eyes and lashes that open and close as well as a rosy complexion and her famously long brown braided pigtails. She comes dressed in a dainty eyelet trimmed prairie dress and bonnet along with a tiny toy doll in her likeness. 

Also included in the box -- which when flipped over becomes a doll bed -- is a doll pillow and real miniature 18x12 pieced doll-size prairie quilt, as well as a booklet with an overview of more than 140 years of Little House on the Prairie history.

Where to Buy
The officially licensed Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls 18" Doll, exclusively made by The Queen's Treasures, is available at TheQueensTreasures.com as well as at Target.com for $99.99. In addition to the Laura doll, an array of other prairie-inspired doll accessories are also available including a covered wagon and a variety of items typically found in prairie homes during the 1800s such as a black pot over an open fire, a butter churner, washboard and more. 

Learn more by following the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.   

Free Little House on the Prairie Fun
Be sure to check out all these FREE Little House on the Prairie family fun, recipes, educational activities and games, too!




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23 comments:

Pam said...

My daughter used to love Laura Ingalls Wilder. She would have loved this doll.

Lisa Favre said...

I remember reading Little House on the Prairie when I was in the third grade. I absolutely adored it! This post just takes me down memory lane!

Stacie said...

That doll is so cute! I really love it. I was a huge Little House on the Prairie fan when I was a girl, so this brings back some great memories.

Tess Moody said...

What a nice doll! Looks like she really enjoys her.

Jennifer Johnson said...

I loved this show when I was little!!! I have not seen these dolls before, my girls would love these!

Dawnn said...

What a gorgeous doll! I know a little girl on my shopping list who would love her.

Ckrusch said...

Such a cute doll! I'm going to check it out for my niece for Christmas!

Cathi Crismon said...

So adorable! I'm reading the Little House on the Prairie books with my granddaughter now.

Alicia said...

What a beautiful doll! It's the perfect gift for any little fan!

Jonna said...

That is the cutest doll. I loved that book series.

Ann B said...

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie. This doll would be a great gift idea. The books would be fun to read.

Elizabeth Lampman said...

I would love to get this for my Daughter. It would be fun to read the books together.

Tammi Roy said...

My girls are really into Little House on the Prairie right now. The Doll would be a great Christmas gift.

Sherry Smith said...

I love this doll. I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books.

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

This looks like an amazing doll! SO adorable! Would be a perfect gift for little girls this Christmas!

Brianne Manz said...

What a sweet doll! My girls would flip over her. I've got to check her out for their holiday lists!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

My daughter has this doll and she carries her around everywhere! She is a beauty!

Janeane Davis said...

It is always fun to get toys and other items based on the characters we love. It is a way of making it easier to enjoy and experience the characters.

Melissa Chapman said...

This is the cutest doll and I love that you Get it along with a book so that the recipient gets the full experience! Those pics are too cute!

Jaredamy said...

My daughters love this doll so much! I love her big, blue eyes and of course all the books and show that go with it.

Nancy P said...

What a cute doll! My youngest daughter loves playing with dolls maybe she'll like this one for christmas!

Myrah @ Coupon Mamacita said...

That is the cutest little doll ever. I've loved Little House on the Prairie since I was a little girl, and I recently read the books, as well. Love her!

Suzie@SuziesView said...

First of all my mom when she was alive was a major doll collector and her all time favorite show was Little House! She would of loved to have this doll for sure. This post makes me so happy!