Come meet Lea Clark American Girl Doll of the year for 2016. If you have child that loves dolls, you have to take a look at this American Girl!
Lea Clark American Girl Doll
of the year 2016
I am letting you in on a little secret. I am obsessed with American Girl Dolls. I am so happy that I have a little girl so that I can pretend that we are going to the American Girl store for her! I am extremely lucky that my little girl is also a huge fan so it doesn’t look odd that a 38 year old is going to a doll store. I was so excited when AG decided to put a temporary store here in Indianapolis for the holiday season. I think Caroline and I went at least a dozen times. I am crossing my fingers that they will come her permanently. On our last trip, Caroline and I fell in love with the 2016 American Girl Doll of the Year, Lea Clark.
Lea, the 2016 Girl of the Year, is a talented photographer with an adventurous spirit. In her story, Lea discovers a wide world of possibilities when she embarks on a faraway adventure to Brazil. The 18”Lea doll has warm hazel eyes, medium skin, and long wavy hair. Lea arrives in a colorful dress with braided trim, underwear, and sandals with crisscrossed laces. Also included are her colorful canvas messenger bag, a pretend compass necklace, and the Lea Dives In paperback book by Lisa Yee.
I’m telling you, pictures are not giving this new doll the credit she deserves. She is absolutely gorgeous!
Besides having a tan, Lea looks a lot like Caroline. Caroline was obsessed and loved her story. My Caroline is also a bit of an adventure seeker (albeit a shy one) so when I told her that Lea loves animals and loves to take pictures and hike, she was hooked. Included with the doll is her official 2016 GOTY book written by Lisa Yee.
Written by award-winning author Lisa Yee, the 2016 Girl of the Year books—Lea Dives In, Lea Leads the Way, and Lea and Camila—introduce girls to a curious ten-year-old girl with an adventurous spirit. On a family trip to Brazil to visit her older brother, Zac, who is studying the Amazon rainforest, Lea is excited to capture everything she sees with her camera. Soon Lea makes some incredible discoveries, but she also faces unexpected challenges, including a fear of the ocean, tension with Zac, and finding a baby sloth that has been gravely injured. With the help of her family, her new Brazilian friend, Camila, and her late grandmother’s guiding inspiration, Lea finds the inner strength and confidence to live her new adventures to the fullest.
Lea comes with a brightly patterned dress complete with hiking sandals.
Her eyes are a hazel-green color…
… and her hair is absolutely beautiful. It is very light brown with some blonde highlights. The gentle curls are beautiful and I must say that I am a little jealous of her.
American Girl does their job when it comes to helping girls know their worth. They have some amazing programs for girls and usually tie their Girl of the Year into a program. Last year they helped hungry children in America with No Kid Hungry. This year its all about Lea’s favorite animals and supporting the World Wildlife Fund.
To show girls that, together, they can make a difference in helping protect animals and their habitats, American Girl has created Wild at Art, a year-long fund-raising campaign in support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Starting January 1, American Girl is encouraging girls to use their artistic abilities to host an art sale and donate the proceeds to WWF. To launch the campaign, American Girl has made a $50,000 donation to WWF and also invites customers to contribute at American Girl retail stores and americangirl.com. Parents can visit americangirl.com/wildatart to learn more and register for Wild at Art, plus get animal-themed craft ideas, and be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 17 Lea prize packages.
In addition, from January 1 through December 31, 2016, for every purchase of one of the three plush animals in Lea’s collection—the margay, sea turtle, or sloth—American Girl will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $100,000) to WWF.
Lea also has some amazing accessories like her rainforest house that looks like a lot of fun for girls to play with!
Lea will only be around for this year so I encourage you to get yourself to a store to see her in person. If you have a daughter who loves animals, photography, and adventure Lea is going to be a huge hit in your house.
Lea Clark American Girl Doll
For more information and to purchase Lea, you can visit American Girl on their website! We hope you enjoyed this look at the Lea Clark American Girl Doll.