Karito Kids dolls were voted 2007 Toy of the Year by a popular magazine, so I decided to get one for my 6 year old daughter. There are five different dolls available, each with her own personal story told in a hardcover book (included with the doll). For my daughter, I chose Zoe, the American girl from New York. My daughter loves her! She's 21 inches tall, poseable and beautifully constructed. Her funky outfit was a huge draw for my daughter, who loves to play "fashion show" with her dolls. My daughter also loved that this doll is just a bit bigger than her American Girl dolls. Instant "big sister" status for Zoe!
I loved the idea that the dolls range in ethnicity from the blonde, blue-eyed Zoe to the Lulu from Kenya to Ling from China. There's a doll to appeal to nearly every little girl!
When you buy the doll, you can register her at the Karito Kids website, and decide where a portion of the doll's purchase price can be donated (there's a list of charities on the site to choose from). The site also has cute, kid-friendly games for girls to play.
This $80 was money well spent....I highly recommend this doll!