Ada Twist and Rosie Revere Dolls
Created by MerryMakers Inc
As much as we love a good picture book, it’s really no surprise that we also love when those beloved story characters are brought to life in one of the most kid-approved ways: toys!
Our whole family adores the Questioneers book series, each of us choosing a different of the three books as our extra favorite. So when we saw that MerryMakers had Ada and Rosie dolls (my and Madeline’s chosen favorites) we just knew we had to have them. Honestly, if Iggy Peck ever becomes a doll, we will probably get him as well. Playing with character toys is a really big part of our day with a four year old in the house, so to bring these characters to life has been so much fun. Madeline even chose to bring them on our vacation, and spent a good hour and a half playing with them in her own little world in the car!
The fact that they are soft dolls is great, as they were crammed easily into her backpack-of-entertainment-for-an-11-hour-drive. They’re of course great for play throughout the day, but they can also safely be brought into bed at night without fear of a plastic arm poking you in the eyeball at 4am. While the clothes are removable (a highly important feature for young girls’ dolls, it seems, considering all our other dolls are naked within seconds of being played with) they are sewn on, something for which I personally am very grateful. It means the dolls stay as they came and there isn’t another doll dress thrown on a pile on the floor. And these dolls are really well made, so I want to keep them in good condition with all their parts so that Madeline and Maren will be able to enjoy them for years to come (as I have no doubt they will hold up that long). If the way Madeline has taken to them in the short week or so that we’ve had them is any indication, these are going to be very well loved toys.
Yarn hair. Soft, cottony-felt-ish feeling fabric bodies. Stuffed insides. Cotton clothes which are easily removable if you choose to cut the threads. Painted faces, so no choke-able button eyes. Likeness to character is very true. Extremely huggable.