I felt so blessed because American Girl has been sending us their books and they sent us the doll of the year book just in time for Zoe’s Birthday. I mean it actually showed up on her birthday so of course I added it to the stack of birthday presents that she opened and look at this smile. SHE LOVES IT. Of course she still has a small desire for an actual American Girl Doll but the fact she gets so excited about the books just makes me so proud. And she’s only in first grade and she can read these books all by herself. We help her a little but she reads these books at night in her room. I LOVE THIS GIRL!
She’s saving up for her own American Girl Doll.
American Girl has revealed its new limited-edition ‘Girl of the Year’ doll for 2014.
Isabelle Palmer, a young ballerina who attends a private dance school in Washington D.C., is the company’s newest release.
With her blonde, pink-streaked hair, casual clothes, and many dance accessories, Isabelle will likely be a must-have toy among aspiring young ballerinas nationwide.
- Who she is: She’s an inspired dancer who discovers her own way to shine
- Where she lives: Isabelle lives and attends school in Washington, D.C., surrounded by the bustle and culture of the city
- Favorite activities: Practicing ballet and designing dance costumes
- Best friends: Luisa, a modern dancer; and Gabriel, a magician
- Fun fact: When Isabelle is dancing, she sometimes pretends she’s a water lily skipping and spinning across a pond
- What changes her life: The realization that she can use her design skills to help others
- What she discovers: There’s no one else out there with your unique talents
From one of the three books:
As soon as we got to the ballet studio, Luisa and I plunged inside. Before I’d gotten into Anna Hart, I’d taken ballet three times a week at a pretty good dance academy. And I had learned all the moves, turns, and positions so well that I’d been one of the best dancers in my class.
That wasn’t true here at Anna Hart, but the ballet studio still felt like my second home. I loved the soft whisper of cloth on floor as the other ballet students warmed up. They lay on their backs, stretching their arms and legs in ways that arms and legs didn’t normally move. Some wore gray sweatshirts over their brightly colored leotards, as if pigeons and parrots were gathering together in the same birdbath.
Our teacher, Ms. Hawken, was a small, slim woman in a leotard with a crimson scarf tied around her waist. A matching ribbon circled her ponytail.
Get your child reading by introducing the American Girl series to them. You can find them at the library, Amazon, or at the American Girl Doll store.