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Life on the Prairie: The Queen’s Treasures Doll Review

Earlier this year, my 8 year old was lucky enough to join her grandparents on a road trip through the northern states. The map was drawn and the stops were scheduled but Miss Manners wasn’t content. If she was going to be traveling through Minnesota, she was determined to spend at least one day in Walnut Grove. She aimed to soak up the sun on the “Big Rock” of Plum Creek., just as Laura Ingalls had in her favorite book series.
Lucky for her, her grandparents agreed.

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Since that day, my girl has sported her handmade bonnet and talked non-stop about the adventures of the Ingalls family. From Pa’s fiddle to Mary’s eyesight, she doesn’t miss a detail. When offered the chance to review The Queen’s Treasures award winning Laura Ingalls doll, I knew my girl would be ecstatic.

Laura Ingalls doll

When our doll arrived, I was blown away by the details. I was expecting the doll to resemble Melissa Gilbert, the actress who portrayed Laura in the Little House on the Prairie TV series. Instead, she boasted features much like the real-life Laura. Her dainty face, filled with freckles is perfectly Laura. Her eyes draw you in, making you wish to see the world through them. The true-to-life facial expression, with her close-set eyes just searching for adventure, is exactly how I picture Laura, all those years ago, in the Big Woods.

The Queen's Treasures Doll Review

The Queen’s Treasures doll is perfectly fit for play. From her soft body to her sturdy limbs, she is the perfect companion for any Laura fan, no matter the age. Her white dress and eyelet-trimmed bonnet take you back to a simpler time, when Ma-made clothes were the norm. The dress closes securely with Velcro to ensure a snug fit. Her soft brown braids fall perfectly around her shoulder and are tied with simple white bows. Her bonnet is kept in place with matching white ribbon, tied neatly under her chin. Her button nose and curious blue eyes are the perfect touch to her perfectly-imperfect facial features. Her eyes even open and close, just like mean old Nellie Olsen’s doll did!

The Queen's Treasures ReviewThe Laura Ingalls doll comes complete with her own “Charlotte” rag doll and a patchwork quilt. The doll is much nicer than I’d ever imagined “Charlotte” being, with brown yarn hair and perfectly stitched facial features. She is dressed in a simple floral dress with a white apron and her hair is neatly kept in pigtails with ribbons. Her box even doubles as a bed!

In honest review fashion, I asked my 8 year old daughter what she would rate this box of treasures, from 1-10. She gave it a 9. When asked why, she simply stated “It didn’t come with Jack!” Lucky for us, Jack is available to purchase on The Queen’s Treasures website, as well as an array of other accessories.

Aside from not including the family dog, I would rate this a 10. It is a high quality item that inspires my girls to dream big. I prefer a strong role-model, who lived modestly and blossomed into one of the most famous authors in history.

I love that The Queen’s Treasures dolls can be played with, right alongside our other 18-inch dolls. The clothes fit perfectly, the bed is just the right size and even the horse fits the Laura doll just fine. I love that we can have the empowerment of a strong woman like Laura without having to start from scratch. If our Laura doll wants to go for a horseback ride, she simply borrows an outfit from another of our dolls. My duagher loves to dream about what Laura would grow up to be, if she had been born in another time.

For me, the empowerment and imagination that The Queen’s Treasures’ Laura Ingalls doll promotes is worth much more than the price tag.

The Queen's Treasures Review

Want to learn more about Laura and her family? Aside from being some of the best read-alouds, they are also packed full of information. Be sure to check out Little House on the Prairie for great resouces, including fun crafts, real-life recipes and even a historical timeline.

The Queens Treasures Laura Ingalls doll and collection is available online at The Queens Treasures, as well as Target.com

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