A doll I can feel good about giving my daughter. A beautiful well made doll with nice soft hair. And it says Scripture, which is AWESOME. I bought this for our 4 year old daughter. Its my favorite doll she owns and she also likes it. She got alot of dolls for Christmas, so I am going to take it out by itself so she can really apperciate it.
This was a great gift. Mary is well made and speaks clearly. I especially like that you can "pause" the story at any point and restart it where it left off. It may lack some of the appeal that a barbie doll holds to little girls but I think this is a great doll and my 3 year old really likes Mary and that she tells them a bedtime story :)
I feel that if you are taking something away from a child, you need to replace it with something. I took Barbie away from my girls and replaced it with Mary and Esther. Esther I was pleased with, but Mary's facial features were too masculine. My girls did not notice and were happy with them. It pleased me to hear them playing with these dolls and while playing, they are learning scripture. I also purchased Jesus and Saul.