I am SOOO excited about the American Girl 2011 Girl of the Year, Kanani Akina from the lush tropical paradise of Hawaii. Here we are enjoying her story at bedtime. Aloha style!
Kanani’s story is all about sharing the Aloha Spirit and she is a gorgeous doll. Her best feature is this ultra long hair that is just beautiful. And we’re giving a Kanani Doll away to one lucky reader! Entry details below.
I also really love her beads and having gone to Hawaii for my honeymoon this entire doll makes me sentimental and wistful wishing I could return to Hawaii again! Despite the doll’s beauty, as you’ll see from this video, my 5 year old Mackenzie is most interested in the story – which really is the heart of American Girl. This is the first American Girl storybook we’ve ever read and my Mackenzie is enthralled by the book. We are half way through me reading this “chapter” style book aloud to my daughter and she can’t enough of it.
Isn’t she beautiful?
Available for only one year, Kanani will launch with two books that tell her story, a beautiful 18-inch Kanani doll, and an array of fun accessories.
To further engage girls, American Girl is introducing a national campaign in support of Kanani and her story’s inspirational message, including interactiveKanani retail events, Kanani and Me E-cards, and a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation® (NWF), a national nonprofit that has more than 70 years of experience fostering a connection to wildlife and nature in Americans of all ages.
Entry details are below – each counts as one entry! Contest ends January 22nd, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.
1. Leaving a comment below by January 22nd, 2011 about why you want to win Kanani.
2. Tweet this message: “Hope I win American Girl Kannai from @classymommy! RT to Enter #contest #giveaway”.
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Disclosure: American Girl provided us with this Kanani doll to facilitate our review and they are providing us with another Kanani doll to giveaway to a reader. All thoughts and opinions are our own.