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Laura Ingalls Doll & Accessories Review by Leslie Talley

The Queen’s Treasures
1.570.424.7333
777 N 5th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
http://www.thequeenstreasures.com

The Laura Ingalls Doll & Accessories collection box is a sweet toy sure to warm the hearts of even the oldest Little House on the Prairie fans. Laura comes dressed in a nightgown and cap. Also included in the keepsake log-cabin-decorated box is a little rag doll, a pillow, a small insert about Laura and a beautiful patchwork quilt. The box can be used as a bed when playing or to store Laura when not in use.

I think this doll is well made. At first glance it looked porcelain but upon further inspection I realized it was actually a very hard plastic. It is not soft and malleable but also not too hard. It feels as though it will hold up to a lot of playing. Part of Laura’s body is soft but her arms, chest, legs and face are made out of the hard plastic.

Laura’s removable dress is made out of a cotton-blend white eyelet fabric. The matching bonnet ties nicely around her dainty chin. Her hair is very soft and realistic. It comes braided in two thick braids and tied with ribbon. Laura’s little soft-bodied rag doll is dressed in a flowery green dress and white apron. Both are removable. The rag doll’s hair is made of yarn and tied in two ponytails. The adorable floral quilt is made out of a cotton-blend patchwork style fabric with real stitches to make it look like a real quilt. The squares are an assortment of different designs with shades of blue, red, pink and white. My daughter’s wished for the same quilts in their size. The pillow is a simple white pillow. The quilt needs to be hand washed with cold water. I think the dress and cap can be as well. However, the rag doll, her clothes and the pillow should only be surface washed.

The insert has two pages with a brief introduction of Laura as well as some historical background about her life. The back of the insert shows the other many accessories available to purchase. Some of those include a stuffed horse, a wagon, Jack the dog, another dress and bonnet for Laura and a matching dress for your daughter.

My daughters have enjoyed playing with the dolls, doing their hair and working on keeping them nice. I think the price is fair for what you are getting. This doll is great for children 8 and older. This would be a great addition to any homeschooler going through the Little House on the Prairie series.

The Laura Ingalls Doll is a lovely addition to any child’s collection of dolls. I think it would be best for children who are older and ready to take care of their doll as it is of heirloom quality.

—Product review by Leslie Talley, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October, 2016

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