|Magazine Monthly: Now with Paper Dolls!|
How does this affect my first Magazine Monthly? Well, I'll talk about the first paper doll in a post just for paper dolls, and give her focus then. No retcon add ons.
To the magazine and paper doll!
|Braids, Brides, and Peppermints.|
This month's model, Melissa Hoye (age ten), takes advanced swimming lessons and likes telling jokes. Then we get a descending, shrinking paragraph of the fine joke: "Pete and Repeat were on a boat. Pete fell off. Who was left?" "Repeat." "Pete and Repeat..." Can't knock her, I said that same joke when I was younger. She was ten back in 1993, which means she's thirty this year--and still younger than me.
|Remember when there were only four girls?|
Girls Express contains the following:
- Interviewing Bonnie-Alise Leggat, winning (then child) author of the book Punt, Pass, & Point! and how it was published by Landmark Editions (which switched to Landmark House, but I can't find anything about them beyond 2007).
- The buzzword "shenanigans" which is one of my favorite words in the whole damn world
- Trendspotting and girls who have data on the kicking rad trends of the early 90s
- Adopting rainforest through your class and saving the environment
- Opening a "kid's restaurant" AKA making dinner for your parents and using it to get money out of them.
- A quick interview with a female snowboarder
- Taste testing hot chocolate (nothing that can help me)
|A most exceptional short story.|
|Let's get MURRIED.|
Fun fact: I'm posting this the day after my fifth wedding anniversary.
|Skating like cats.|
|Do your hair!|
|Peppermint Valentine Party--including TREES|
Some games and puzzles--titled "Games & Giggles", it has some puzzles, some poems, some riddles, and a crossword.
|The last owner was nice enough to finish the crossword for me!|
|The baddest bitch in the West.|
This time, the Imagine spot is around the painting Children Roller Skating, by William James Glackens.
|Paper Doll #2: Shira!|
Since this is the first time I'm discussing the American Girl Magazine Paper Dolls, I'll go into some detail to be filled out in its own post. The magazine paper dolls were released initially every month as a removable cardstock set, and included the girl and direct female relatives--moms, grandmoms, and beyond and beyond. The person who submitted the data also was expected to send little story blurbs about the relatives as girls, and then an illustrator would draw her and the outfits (and depending, a relative or two who didn't come with photos) and data about each outfit would be on the back. Better education through history! I mostly hunted these down because I love historical clothing, and this paper doll series has it in spades.
|Fold it out.|
I have two sets--one was purchased loose. Most of my dolls were purchased punched, and not every one has their little blurblet book. Shira's outfits cover her, her mom (1960), grandmother (1937), great-grandmother (1919), and triple-great grandmother (1871). I'm working on getting this on the AG Wiki, so not a lot of details here.
My favorite outfit is the one for 1960. Not only do we get a neat set, but some Nancy Drew books in her arms. Part of the reason I love the 60s is my mom was a girl in the 60s. Also, Edith ideas like whoa--Edith initially was created because I wanted a doll from my mom's era.
|The back blurb of the 60s outfit.|
|Shira dressed up.|
|Next time on Magazine Monthly: Girls, Dogs, and Horses.|