I ordered and received Sonali in March of 09. She is definitely a huge favorite. Her hair reminds me of a silkier Marisol wig. It is very soft and bouncy and isn't dry so it doesn't tangle easily, and there are so many fun ways it can be styled. There are little shorter hairs to prevent the wig cap from showing when it's pulled into ponytails so it looks nice from all sides. Her torso cloth has the kind of light-reddish color that the other darker dolls have - I would personally like to see a less dramatic color difference between the vinyl and cloth. Her meet outfit is adorable and versatile. I'm not too crazy about her shoes, but those were the first thing my daughter liked.
Also, the book is great. It is fully illustrated and has nice glossy pages full of practical ways to make and keep friends. I think my daughter will actually read and apply a lot of the suggestions. In the back there are little page-sized "posters" that can be detached and hung in a room. Each one has a little quote or something inspirational written with a picture. I was actually very impressed with this book. I think it is great for children who are on the younger side (my daughter is 7), or like having suggestions on friendship-building.
I definitely recommend the doll and the book - the quality and uniqueness are great with this set. A+++
And of course, pictures:
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2009 18:02:44 GMT -5 by ashleyvp