The new American Girl Kira doll showcases the power of love for all creatures great and small and allows children to become animal helpers while playing with her. Kira helps out at her aunt’s wildlife park in Australia, helping animals any chance she gets. It’s a dream come true for her. From wombats to koalas, kangaroos, and more, it’s Kira’s job to help her aunt take care of these creatures when they’re in need of help. While helping her aunt, Kira learns everything from bottle-feeding to cage cleaning. The biggest lesson she learns, however, is that loving these animals also means letting them go, so they can go home to their wilderness lives.
The Kira doll comes with the book, but also has extra accessories including the rescue set, animal exam table, accessories, and more. There’s so much more to Kira than just helping and playing with animals. There are hard lessons to be learned on her journey, and those lessons extend to the children who play with this doll.
When Kira leaves her home in Michigan to help her aunt in Australia for the summer, she’s incredibly excited for the new adventure she’ll have with her mother and great-aunts, Mamie and Lynette, who fun the Baily family wildlife sanctuary and vet clinic. However, she quickly realizes that being far away from home leads to challenges with her friendships. In addition, her time at the clinic teaches her about how to cope with family health scares and how to take responsibility for her mistakes as she does her best to help at the clinic.
I think the Kira doll and the accessories that go with her can help inspire our children’s imagination as well as teach them powerful life lessons, which is why I’ve been such a fan of American Girl for so long. American Girl is more than just adorable dolls. It’s a platform for creativity, personal growth, and life-lessons.
I’m incredibly proud of this company and so excited to let everyone know that the Kira doll is the American Girl Doll of the Year!