AG Wellie Wishers!

American Girl recently reached out to see if I wanted to do a product review of their new Wellie Wishers line. Heart eyes!! I love how they always ask me if I want to, as if I would ever just be like: "Oh, no, I have enough insanely cute dolls..." Pfft! Give me all the dolls!!!!!!! I've recently realized and accepted my future fate of being the crazy doll lady with a whole room filled with dolls when I get older. No shame here. It's like being a cat lady, but you don't have to feed them! Um, anyways.

About the Wellie Wishers! They are five adorable friends who love hanging out and having adventures in their magical garden together. They have a gorgeous playhouse, a pet rabbit, and the cutest wellies and accessories.
I am going to be honest, when I saw that AG was coming out with a new line of dolls, I was a little hesitant because I am a pretty loyal person, so part of me was like "Who's this new kid??" ;o) But I LOVE these new dolls! The more I looked into the personality of each doll and the story of their adventures and sweet spirits, the more I was won over by their innocent charm. I only wish they had been around when Paige was younger!

Look how cute!! Ugh! It was the toughest thing ever to decide which doll to review. Obviously I wanted Emerson, because Paige. But look at Willa! And Paige loved Camille. In the end, I chose adorable Kendall, because she's SO cute, and I really wanted to share her with my little friend in the photos above, and I thought it would be fun for her to have the one that looked most like her.

So here's what you need to know about these new comers:

  • They are marketed for younger girls. You know, your daughter/granddaughter who you don't really want to buy an American Girl doll for yet because you're afraid she'll destroy it? :O) Of course, I just turned 29 for the third time, and I am totally into these, so age wise, you can't go wrong here.

  • The price is cut in half! Wellie Wishers dolls run about $60, which is significantly less than AG's typical dolls. How does that affect the quality? Not a ton, surprisingly. The dolls are smaller (14") and I noticed that the torso of the doll is a hard plastic, instead of a cloth body like usual. However the arms/legs/face are the same lovely vinyl as the regular AG dolls. I also noticed that the eyes don't open/close like a regular AG doll, which I consider to be a plus, considering the age group they're geared towards. The hair and clothing seem to be the same beautiful quality that we are used to. I think they did a fantastic job making these a little more economical, and also sturdy enough for younger play, without compromising the AG standards of quality.  

  • You will need all the things. I'm warning you now, because the cuteness is quite hard to handle. Look at this playhouse. Just look. With pretend mud pies!! I actually got to see this in person recently, and I was really impressed by how sturdy it was. Again, that's extra important for the younger ones, and I'm glad they paid attention to that. ;o)

  • There's an app for that. And it's free, and it's cute. Ace loves it! So does Paige. 
  • The books are wonderful. There are 3 Wellie Wishers early reader chapter books coming out this September (along with a show!) and they are one of my favorite things about this new line. One of the things I've missed is the beautifully illustrated American Girl books that I read when I was a girl, and these new books are *full* of bright, fun images, that young readers will love. If you buy nothing else, buy the books. They are delightful!
Much thanks to American Girl, as always, for sharing your beautiful products with us! We adore you!
Have a great day, my friends!

P.S. Totally unrelated to dolls, but I have been getting to take so many photos of people lately, and it is the best!! How cute is my little friend up there?? ^^^ So thankful for my camera and the opportunities to share God's love with it. 



  1. Hi! Thanks for the review. Do you know how the hair stands up to use? Thinking about the Kendall one but I don't want the curls to be done right away. TIA

  2. Cute review :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Ohh, all those AG dolls are so cute!!!! And Willa looks just like you, Disney!
    I loved the pictures!!!
    I think is important for little girls have dolls who represent them.

  5. We love Kendall and we love your photo shoot. Fabulousness. We are on Pinterest and had a fun day with Our 3 new WellieWishers and posted photo's today. See Maxine Wiggins on Pinterest. Thanks for you awesome photo shoot.


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