Post by American Girl Rescue on Aug 9, 2011 7:26:46 GMT -5
Kanani's 'Ukulele Set Item# V3823 $34
Kanani shares the aloha spirit by offering Hawaiian treats. At Rachel's going-away party, Kanani gives her cousin gifts from her family's sweet shop:
A faux bag of macadamia nuts Make-believe dried pineapple A box of pretend mochi A woven gift box to hold all the Hawaiian goodies A greeting card with a sweet note inside A 'ukulele that really plays music—press the button to hear a little tune!
This is so adorable! The 'ukulele is plastic, of course, but thick and strong. The strings can be strummed, although no tune comes from them. If you put in 2 AAA batteries, it will play a great ukulele sounding song. The tone in the recording is very good and sounds like a real ukulele.
The neat thing about the ukulele is it has a clear-rubber hand strap on the back of the neck so Kanani can hold it. Good idea, AG!
The woven box is large enough to hold all of the treats that Kanani gives to Rachel: a bag of pineapple (all clumped together), a bag of macadamia nuts (also all clumped together) an adorable box with six mochi (all stuck together) and the card to Rachel from Kanani.
The backs of the bags of food say "Do Not Eat", but my battery died before I could get a photo of that. So don't eat the pretend goodies!
Overall a fun set with lots of pieces. We love food sets even if they are clumped together, it's still cute. Great set. Grade A.
I love this whole set! One of my disappointments over the Shave Ice Stand was that the "Rachel's Big Apple" (I think that was the name) flavour, wasn't included on the menu, but an apple flavour was! (If you read the books, you'd know they had no apple flavour until the one they named after Rachel.) So a gift bag just for Rachel was a nice addition, I think.
I find this whole set cute and will probably get another set to save later.
I also wanted to point out, that the baby LOVES Kanani's ukulele. I only had to show him once where the button was on the back, and he learned where it was right away. He's always getting it and playing it and dancing. And he's thrown it left and right, really hard, but the music still plays ad no pieces have broken off. Therefore I say it's a very durable piece.
Bad lazy me for not getting around to reviewing this.
I love all the little bits. With the treats all all packaged the way they are, it isn't as weird to have them clumped. I also like that this set could be a care package from her parents, if you have a boarding school storyline. Or this set can be used to expand the shave ice stand.
My only quibble: I ordered mine, rather than buying in person, and one of the tuning pegs on the ukelele was missing. It bugged me for a while, but not enough for me to return it. If that would bug you, I suggest picking the set out in person if you can.