Happy 70th Birthday Madeline: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis The 2009 release of the 70th Anniversary Madeline doll will be a great way to introduce Lily to this classic children’s book series written by American author, Ludwig Bemelmans.

materials One Madeline 70th Anniversary Doll packaged in a special gift box perfect for collecting.   About the Madeline doll:


Winner of Fall 2009 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and packaged in a see-through can bag with a pink rope handle, this limited edition collector’s doll is dressed in a delft blue dress adorned with famous Parisian locales from the original book.  Madeline’s beautiful red hair is tied on one side with a satiny blue bow.  Note her lace-trimmed dress with blue accents.  It’s hard to believe anyone dressed so sweetly might wind up in a bit of mischief.  With a bright smile, this plush pose-able doll is sure to be a constant companion.  Madeline stands 13.5” tall.

results I can remember reading the story of Madeline as a little girl and falling in love with the characters.  But with all the new books and story lines, I had forgotten to share this classic story with my own daughter, Lily.  When I was asked to review the plush Madeline doll, the memories came back and I couldn’t wait to read it to her.


I chose to review the 70th Anniversary Madeline Doll (she looks GREAT for her age!) mainly because I knew that Lily would love the fact that the clothes are removable and more outfits are available for purchase including a pajama set….and I was right!  Lily loved playing with Madeline but became even more excited when I relayed the story to her.  I think Santa may have to deliver a new outfit for her Madeline toy!


Lily loved playing with her 70th Anniversary Madeline doll!  The removable clothes were a big hit (although the shoes are not removable).  Madeline is more than just a doll…it’s a tradition!  You can find this special edition online at boutiques such as Live and Learn and La Petite Tica for $25.

Would you like to share this classic doll with your child?  Kids Preferred has generously offer one Not-So-Blog reader, their choice of the 70th Anniversary Madeline, Dressable Madeline, Madeline 8″ beanie or Genevieve 9″ beanie.

How to enter:

1. Visit La Petite Tica and tell me which product you would choose if you won!

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 11th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Kids Preferred who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.


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  6. I’d love the Buffalo Sue plush.

  7. Michelle H. says:

    I would choose the dressable Madeline.

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  9. I love the dish sets and the 70th Anniversary Madeline Doll :)

  10. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I’d like the 70th anniversary doll!

  11. I heart the 70th Anniversary Madeline Doll:)

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