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Karito Kids World Collection, Piper Doll

Karito Kids World Collection, Piper Doll

Fall 2008 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: KidsGive
Price: $99.99
Review:
Australian surfer girl Piper is part of the Karito Kids line of high-quality dolls that represent children from around the world, including Africa, Australia, Mexico and China. Like other doll lines, each Karito Kids doll comes with a book that tells her story. But the similarities end there. Karito Kids are slightly larger at 21" rather than the more common 18" (so keep in mind other doll clothes may not fit these dolls). Far more important, Karito Kids incorporate a charitable component, with three percent of the retail price of each product donated to a charity that kids get to help select by voting at the Parents' Choice Approved Karito Kids' Web site. Packed with games, social networking, recipes and other information specific to each doll's culture, the Web site offers plenty of extra value as well as additional opportunities to donate to charities. Yes, this is a commercial site, and there are prompts to shop on every page, but it doesn't detract from the educational fun the site has to offer. One small complaint: despite her bathing suit attire, Piper is not waterproof, which was somewhat disappointing to her young owner. Despite that minor glitch, Piper has become a favorite doll and constant companion.
Caelie Haines   ©2008 Parents' Choice

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KidsGive
http://www.karitokids.com
Specialty Stores
Online Retailers
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001BKPFPI/parentschoice-20

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