Hi, it’s Julia here. I just wanted to say a big THANKS to everyone who has continued to stay on this blog. You guys are AWESOME and soooooo loyal!!!! Now, I don’t do this often but I have a favor to ask of ALL OF YOU. I know this is our first post in, what, over a year maybe? But I’m breaking that chain with this post. :) Were any of you ever on the American Girl Club maybe 4 or 5 years ago? Well when they closed that club, it broke my heart. I had made so many friends just to lose them. If any of you were there when that happened, you know exactly how I feel. (Or maybe not XD) What I feel even worse about is that my mom got on the club and talked to 2 of the girls’ moms. We got their emails and we kept in touch… for some time. We lost touch after that and now I feel really bad. All I’m saying is if that club is back, MAYBE there’s a chance they’ll join again and we’ll find each other. You never know. One girl on there was my “twin” and we looked exactly alike and we talked a lot. Now it makes me feel really guilty that I lost touch with her.
OK, now to the point! Maybe if we get enough people rounded up here, we can convince American Girl to put a club back up on their website. I don’t know about you, but I would pay anything to get back on there and talk to some girls. So, if you sign below, and we get enough people, I can send this to American Girl and see what they say. Sign your name below like this:
Hi everyone, we have a BIG announcement to make…
We (me and Julia) have given what we are about to tell you a lot of thought. We would like you to accept our decision, and realize why we are doing this.
We are going to move on from this American girl blog, meaning that we are no longer going to post things on it and update you on the going- on’s at American girl. This is for a number of reasons, some of which not all of you know about just yet. For example, nobody is a kid forever, we are all growing up. Part of growing up means that things you used to have fun with aren’t your favorite anymore. That is only one of the reasons we are going to “quit” this blog. Don’t worry though, we aren’t going to delete this blog, so you can still look at our archives!
Although we are leaving this blog, we have started a new blog, it is called Books for Worms. If you love to read, or even if you just like it, you can visit our blog. Books for Worms has book reviews for anyone who comes to take a look. We would immensely appreciate it if you visit our site, and recommend it to your friends if you think it is good.
Thanks so much for your understanding and your visits to this blog. We hope that you will join us at our new site soon,
Julia & Sylvie
As all of you probably know three new American girl mysteries came out in March. I have read The Runaway Friend, and want to give my opinions on it.
The plot of the book is as follows,
Kirsten Larson has just moved to Minnesota and is making friends. Her family is just getting settled. It is right before the harvest and Kirsten’s father and uncle have hired Erik Sandahl to help bring the wheat in. Suddenly Erik dissapears… This is not good for two reasons. One Erik owes Uncle Olav (Kirsten’s uncle) money, and two he has to help with the harvest before it rains and all the wheat is ruined.
In my opinion this book had a great plot and is fun to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries or is fond of Kirsten.
Photo courtesy of americangirl.
I recently finished reading the Mia books. I know it is a little late but here is my review.
Mia: The plot for Mia’s first book is as follows. Mia is pressured by her brothers to stop figure skating and start hockey again.They say she has the skills to play hockey. Mia doesn’t want to play hockey and tells that to her brothers over and over again. When a new coach arrives to teach figure skating Mia is pushed harder than ever. Her new coach wants her to be in the winter show, but can Mia do it?
This book introduces Mia as a skater and important part of her family. If you love Mia then I reccomend this book to you. I had a wonderful time reading it.
Bravo, Mia!: After doing a spectacular job in the winter show Mia’s coach wants her to go to the regionals. Mia trains hard, but when her brothers hockey life interferes will Mia still be able to go? In this book the journey of Mia’s life go further still. With many setbacks and a family crisis will Mia hold on to her dream?
In my opinion this book is just as good as the first one if not better. The element of suspense is taking place as Mia struggles through her life. If you enjoyed the first book then you will love the second.
Photos from American girl.
Kit, An American Girl Mystery, is very intriguing with a good plot, although it didn’t stick to the real storyline. Once Francis and Florence have to leave their home because they can’t pay the rent, everything starts breaking into pieces. Kit has to let boarders stay in her house, and sell eggs to make money. Kit’s dad has to go to Chicago to find work, which is like the book in some ways.
I would give the movie 3 1/2 stars out of 4. It had a very good plot, but was a bit disappointing that it wasn’t a lot like the book. What did you think about the movie? If you didn’t see it, do you want to see it?
Have you ever been in a situation where your doll’s hair is unmanageable? Probably. Here are a few tips for your dolls hair so that it can stay manageable.
First, NEVER brush your doll’s hair without wetting it first. Bad things can happen!
Second, Always use the American girl brush.
Third, if you are having trouble use a toothbrush (an old one), it works!
Fourth, if you see just a few strands of hair coming out of the end of your doll’s hair, you can cut it, just don’t cut too much off. It won’t grow back!
Fifth, don’t be alarmed if hair comes out when you brushing, it happens.
Sixth, if you have something resembling a spray bottle, fill it up with water and spray it on your doll’s hair before brushing.
Seventh, if you are braiding or doing something with your doll’s hair where you need a holder, get the holder before you start.
Hope these tips help keep your doll’s hair more manageable.
I bet that all of you have seen the Kit movie trailer. But I don’t think that all of you have seen her NEW one!
Go check it out soon!!!
Once again, all this information can apply to any book at all, but in Oprah’s show, they used the book, Good Luck, Ivy! American Girl puts a lot of work into a cover, even though we all know to never judge a book by its cover. First, American Girl hires girls to model out the book cover. They take loads of pictures, so it will be easier for the artist. The next step is when the artist produces a sketch. Finally, the artist makes an oil painting and that becomes the cover of the book. What hard work! Now we know why it takes a long time for a book to come out!
The Sketch of the Cover
Draft of the Story
Once again, these photos were taken by me from the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Ruthie Smithens, Kit’s best friend, will have a book released in June. Her book is titled Really Truly Ruthie. The blurb is below. Enjoy reading it!
Ruthie Smithens, a girl who believes in fairy tales and happy endings, would do almost anything to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family has been hard hit by the Depression. But Ruthie has learned the hard way that offers of help, even between friends, are tricky. When Ruthie finds out some bad news about the Kittredges’ house while at her father’s bank, she has to find a way to help the Kittredges’ reach Kit’s Aunt Millie, so that there can be at least the chance of a happy ending!
Book and blurb from Doll Diaries
Everyone always suspected that American girl dolls are made in the U.S.A, but no, they are actually made in China! If you look on the back of a box, or your doll it says made in China. Here is a little video that talks about it, and interviews a couple people. They asked if it bothers the parents that they are made in China, the parents said no, but they also said that they will continue to buy them.
I think that American girl dolls should be made in America, because they are American girl dolls. Although usually I forget that they are made in China. It does bother me a lot.