Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Madeline for Madelyn (Review and Giveaway!)

I used to watch Madeline when I was younger...little French girl with the bright red hair. She is adorable! Well, this year marks the story of Madeline's 70th Anniversary! In celebration of the big celebration, Kids Preferred is celebrating this grand event with plush dolls (Madeline dolls and her dog~ Genevieve). I got a Talking Madeline doll to review....for my Madelyn to enjoy! Madelyn loves this little doll! She could not wait to get the doll out and play with her! I would have loved to wait, and give this to her for a Christmas gift...but I wanted to share with all of you what an adorable and lovable doll she is! (This would make a great Christmas gift!)
Soft Talking Madeline, is 17" tall. In Ludwig Bemelmans classic tale, Madeline is the shortest little girl in Miss Clavel's class. She mostly wears blue and yellow outfits, and this 70th Anniversary Soft Talking Madeline doll is adorned in the yellow outfit and yellow hat with a black ribbon. With a squeeze of either Madeline's left hand, or her right hand, you will hear her say a few phrases.
This soft plush Madeline doll speaks both French and English. The phrase is English on one hand, and French on the other. I think it is a great toy for my Madelyn. She loves to have tea parties with her!
I think this doll is made with great quality! I love that the hat does not come off, and that the dress is secure. So often clothes for dolls get lost. There are no buttons, or pieces that can fall off this great doll, either. I find that a great safety feature. There are books (hardcover and softcover) about Madeline. You should check out the original Madeline book. We got this book, and it is great! There is also another book called: Cats of Rome that looks great!
You can find this Soft Talking Plush Madeline doll at Toys "R" Us for $24.99.
Kids Preferred is a leading plush manufacturer, founded in 1983 by Louis Premselaar. "The Company is known for bringing superior quality, uniquely designed products to the marketplace under its own brand and through private label programs such as Scholastic Education, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Toys "R" Us, Animal Alley, just to name a few."
Thanks to Kids Preferred, they are sponsoring a giveaway to my readers! You have a chance to win a soft talking Madeline doll~in celebrating 70 years of Madeline~
This giveaway is open to residents of the USA (bloggers/non-bloggers), and will end on November 12th, 2009. TO ENTER: Tell me if you have ever watched Madeline, or if your daughter watches the show. Also, go to Kids Preferred, and find another product that you like. With your entry, PLEASE VERIFY which prize you would like to win.
You can come back once each day throughout the contest and enter again by just leaving a friendly comment relevant to the contest, but you MUST do the first entry. **For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter this contest, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**
This review was sponsored by Kids Preferred. They have supplied me with a free book to keep for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review. They have offered to sponsor a giveaway for a prize for my readers.

119 comments:

Kristie said...

I have never actually seen Madeline that I can remember, but I'm sure my daughter would LOVE the Talking Madeline doll!

I also like the Smart E Dog!

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Kristie said...

I subscribe.

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Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

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Gretchen said...

I watched Madeline as did my daughter. We even went to the movie when it was out. A local kids' store had people dressed up. It was so cool!

Since Genevieve was my grandmother's name, that is the one I'd prefer, to honor her memory.

Gretchen said...

Your button is on my blog, always.

I forgot to add that I really like their allergy sensitive products. I have a neice with horrid asthma, so those are important for us.

judybrittle said...

I have never seen a movie or show but I did grow up with all the wonderful books. They were wonderful!
I also really like the Smart-e-dog
Those are great! I would love to have Madeline in pj's. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/5408493699

Shop with Me Mama said...

I love the hare bean bag toy! And yes, my kids have seen Madeline before! Thanks for the chance!

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Staci said...

I remember watching Madeline when I was younger. I'd love the Soft Talking Madeline for my niece. She would love her!

The Elmer Large Plush is adorable on their site too! Thanks for the chance to enter!

Staci said...

I have your button.
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Shop with Me Mama said...

Forgot to mention I would like theSoft Talking Madeline, thank you :)

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Staci said...

I subscribe. Thanks!
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rubynreba said...

We have never seen the show but we have several of the books. I think the Charlies & Lola talking poseable dolls are cute.
I would pick the soft talking Madeline doll. Your little girl with her looks so sweet!
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rubynreba said...

I subscribe.
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judybrittle said...

Madeline is so adorable and I know my granddaughter would take rteally good care of her. My daily entry!

Owen's Mom said...

I used to read the Madeline books as a child and have seen the videos. I can't wait to share her with my daughter! I would love the Soft Talking Madeline if I won.

I loved all the Eric Carle items and especially loved the Hungry Catapillar Spout cover.

Owen's Mom said...

I subscribe to your blog via email
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Owen's Mom said...

I tweeted about this giveaway
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/5442234713
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Heather said...

Yes both me and my daughter watch Madeline!

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judybrittle said...

I'm going to get a Madeline DVD for my granddaughter as I think she would love it. I really love these dolls! My daily entry.

Owen's Mom said...

I just love the Madeline stories! I was excited to see the toys, dolls and books in stores. I hope my daughter loves it as much as I do.

andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

judybrittle said...

The Madeline stories were always so enjoyable. Love the girls with their cute little hats. I can see the look on my granddaughters face if I was to give her this adorable doll. My daily entry.

judybrittle said...

The pictures are so adorable and I can see how much she loves her Madeline doll. My daily entry!

Owen's Mom said...

I tweeted again! And, I loved the photos of your daughter and her doll. Just adorable.

andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

tonyajot said...

I've never seen Madeleine.

kendra22 said...

yes watched it--my niece would love it

Amanda said...

My daughter does love Madeline. I also like the Giggling Charlie and Lola doll set. I would love to win Dressable Madeline for my daughter!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

I've seen Madeline. I think the Smart e dog and bear are darling too. Charlotte
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Toby said...

I also love the dressable Madeline but like all the Madeline dolls. And no we haven't watched Madeline but have read her books

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Anonymous said...

I like the Madeline small plush doll - I guess I like them soft and safe.
We have read the books
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peg42 said...

My daughter loves this show. Another item that we'd love is the Dressable Talking Lola. My daughter would love the Talking Plush Madeline doll. Thanks so much.

judybrittle said...

Madeline should be experienced by every child. Its just a beautiful memory from my childhood and my children. Now I want my grandchildren to know Madeline too! My daily entry. Thank you!

Mamushi Love said...

I used to watch the Madeline cartoon in the early 90s. It was such a sweet show with cute songs. I wonder if my God-daughter watches her. It would be nice to win the doll, so she start an interest in her.

I like the Smart-e-bear. I think it's great that you can download stories and games onto him.

beshe said...

yes,i watched Madaline and my daughter loves her too

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Kconklin1028 said...

Great contest! The kids I watch, and spend oh so much time with, love to read the Madeline books and we have rented a few of the "show" DVDs from the library. SHE would be thrilled to win a talking Madeline plush doll!
On the site I can't help but be pulled towards the Jemima Puddle Duck from the Beatrix Potter collection. It is too cute!

Anonymous said...

I never watched Madeline but I have seen the books.

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tutugirl said...

We just watched the Madeline movie together the other day and we read the books together. We haven't seen the cartoons too often, but we love Madeline in this household.

We also love Charlie and Lola and have the Charlie and Lola dolls. I would love to get my daughter the Lola Doll Case. I know she would absolutely love it.

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cstironkat said...

I like the smart-e-bear. I have watched Madeline with Alison. Alison would love the Talking Madeline doll.

blabla3269 said...

I saw madaline a few times with my son while he was little and I loved it. I am so looking forward to doing it all over again but with my daughter who will enjoy it as much as I did

lfhpueblo said...

Yes, I have watched the show before. The other item I liked at their site is the dog Genevieve Bean Bag Toy Item #82002. Good luck to everyone.

I used your Google Account entry method to enter/post my comment.
Thank You,
Lauralee Hensley

oona. said...

My daughter has watched the videos of Madeline over the years, she likes her dog! I also like the giggling Charlie and Lola dolls!
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oona. said...

I subscribe with Google Reader
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jsc123 said...

Yes, I watch Madeline with my daughters on a regular basis.

We also like the Dressable Talking Lola Doll. And would love to have the Madeline Doll.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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Sharon Harmon said...

My precious kidlets love watching Madeline! I really like the cute Giggling Charlie & Lola dolls!
Have a great day!
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Owen's Mom said...

I am looking foward to my daughter's 1st birthday and would love to do a Madeline themed party for her! I do love Madeline.

andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

judybrittle said...

Madeline around for 70 years and she will still be around for another 70.
She is timeless! My daily entry!

Becca Ann said...

I used to watch madeline!
I liked the smart-e-cat

Becca Ann said...

I subscribe!

mogrill said...

My daughter loves Madeline and also Charlie and Lola. Thanks so much for the chance.
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cstironkat said...

Today's friendly comment. Happy 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Nicole said...

Yep, we've watched and love it!

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taxchyk said...

We've watched Madeline, but also read lots of the books.

Holly said...

We have not watched the show but we have read the books.


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judybrittle said...

I tweeted the giveaway for another chance to win a lovely Madeline doll
for my daily entry
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/5593614850

AEKZ2 said...

I have never watched Madeline, and neither has my daughter.

I like the Kira doll.

Anonymous said...

I remember watching Madeline as a child and my daughter and nieces watch it also. This would be the perfect Christmas gift for my daughter.
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Jackee Ann said...

We are familiar with Madeline, but have never watched the show.
Another product we like is the Emily Goes Wild -Emily PJ's.
My daughter would love to win the Soft Talking Madeline :)
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Jackee Ann said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/happeegirl/statuses/5607612262
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texaslady22 said...

I did watch Madeline as a child, and I loved it! I would like to have madeline in PJS! I also like the Smart-e-dog

Molly C. said...

I remember watching & reading the books when I was younger. I am currently pregnant with my first daughter(after having 5 boys)& can't wait to share Madeline with her.

erma said...

My daughter has seen the show and I like the Amazing Baby Blanket Teether Bear.
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dreamcleavers said...

my daughter is too young to watch it, i'm sure she will in time
I'd like to win the The Elmer Large Plush
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dreamcleavers said...

i subscribe with google reader
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judybrittle said...

It would be so exciting to be lucky enough to have Madeline wrapped and waiting under the tree for my granddaughter this Christmas! My daily entry.

Anonymous said...

I also like the Kira doll and I did watch Madeline when I was a child and I think my daughter may have seen it once.

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Mom said...

I would really like this Madeline doll for my Granddaughter.
I also liked smart-e-bear from their collection.

annalene said...

I loved watching the Madeline shows, but they were never as good as the books I thought. I'm a HUGE fan of Bemelmans, his artistic style is just amazing.. simple and a bit chaotic, but always beautiful.

The Collectible Peter Rabbit from Kids Preferred is really cute. Of the Madeline items I love the 70th Anniversary Plush & would love to win that.

Thank you SO much for the chance to win. Madeline is such a classic & this is a great prize!

-annalene
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annalene said...

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cpsnsamples said...

my daughter is 29 yrs old and she used to love madeline when she was small.....i had totally forgot about madeline until i recently ran across a felt madeline dress up kit at a yard sale and gave it to my grandaughter and she absolutely loves it



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Deb K said...

I watched Madeline as did my daughter and my granddaughter loves her now! One year she dressed up like Madeline and it was too Cute!

I also love the Boxed Gift Set Bib/Sippy Cup/Finger Puppet!

I would love to win the talking Madeline Doll

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Oh I love that she speaks in both French and English!

I also like the Dressable Talking Loa doll!

Tiffany said...

My daughter would love this. I used to love Madeline and would love to pass that love to her.

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mom2anutball said...

My daughter loves Madeline! I also like the smart-e-cat! Thanks for the chance!
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Jinxy and Me said...

I never watched Madeline, but have always liked the books. My favorite item is Smart-e-bear.

Jinxy and Me said...

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mchavez718 said...

My daughter loves Madeline. Another item I like is the Giggling Charlie & Lola dolls.

Sahm Lee said...

My daughter loves Madeline and I love the smart-e-cat toy! Thanks for the contest!
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Audreysmama said...

I used to love Madeline, such fun and cute books. I read Madeline in London to my daughter because thats where I am originally from. We would love the Madeline doll!

Audreysmama said...

I am publicly following your blog!

giggling kids said...

I watched Madeline when I was younger all the time. I actually have several of the Madeline movies from when I was younger.

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Tricia316 said...

My daughter and I watch the show and also read the books. Would love to win either, but prefer the Madeline in pajamas!

Tricia316 said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader.

Donna M. Clark said...

I have never seen the movie, but my daughter loves watching the show. My favorite item from their site is the-The Very Hungry Caterpillar Large Plush. My Bambi would truly love the Plush Madeline doll. Thank you for having this giveaway.
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Donna M. Clark said...

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Donna M. Clark said...

I am a subscriber through google reader.
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Leslie said...

I saw a bit of the show when I was young. I really like the Elmer Large Plush. Either would be wonderful to win.

Miranda said...

I watched Madeline! And My daughters would Love this

kngmckellar said...

We have watched the Madeline show before and also like the Giggling Charlie and Lola doll set. I'd love the Soft Talking Madeline if I win.

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Tylerpants said...

I don't recall watching the show but I do remember reading the book! Soft Talking Madeline would be nice for my cousin's daughter who's name is...yep, Madeline!

I also like the cute Large Poseable Nutbrown Hare from another great book.."Guess How Much I Love You"!

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I'm a subscriber
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Gianna said...

I've never seen the show but we have a few books.
I also like the Mama-Baby Turtle Action Musical.
I'd love to win the Soft Talking Madeline doll for my daughter :)

judybrittle said...

I think it would be great if they could make a Madeline movie. That would be cute. My entry for today!

cstironkat said...

The Madeline books are great, we had so much fun reading them.

Jodi said...

I watched Madeline and so does my daughter. I also really like the Emily Doll Case from the site. If we are fortunate enough to win we would love Genevieve.

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annalene said...

Entering for today... love Madeline, thank you again for the giveaway!

Atreau said...

I adored Madeline as a child!

LindsayC said...

I haven't seen the show but this doll is absolutely adorable and I can't imagine a little girl who wouldn't love it. I would love to win the Madelyn doll they also carry the "so sleepy doll" which is too cute!

LindsayC said...

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purango said...

My granddaughter wayches Madeline. I like the Guess How Much I Love You Large Poseable Nutbrown Hare. I would love to win the Madeline doll. garrettsambo@aol.com

LindsayC said...

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Anonymous said...

I remember Madelyn from when I was a little girl. Very fun!

I would like to win the Madelyn doll.

I like the amazing baby blanket teether bear as a baby shower present for my friend who is expecting soon.

Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I remember madelyn and I would like the doll as my prize. I like the black lab puppy from the allergy collection since my whole family has bad allergies.

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Carolyn G said...

I have watched Madeline and have read every single book. I love her.

Anonymous said...

never saw madeline like amazing blanket teether bear ty.
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lilyk said...
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lilyk said...

I have never watched Madeline. I also love the Collectible Peter Rabbit doll! Please enter me into the contest for the Talking Madeline doll. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My daughter loved madeline when she was a little girl and I would like to win the madeline doll. I would like to get the collectible peter rabbit because we used to have one when my daughter was little and I would love to have one for our first grandchild.

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judybrittle said...

This would be fun having a cute Madeline doll for my granddaughter.
My entry for today.

judybrittle said...

I would really love Madeline for my granddaughter so I'm back for another daily entry. She is just too cute!

judybrittle said...

I loved when my mom used to read me Madeline stories. They always made me laugh. My daily entry.

cstironkat said...

Today's friendly comment. Madeline has been a part of our family since I was a kid.