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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Read with Lottie - Review & Giveaway

Lottie Dolls have been on our radar for a while now. We first came across Fossil Hunter Lottie in the shop at The Natural History Museum in London and loved the concept of dolls that are fun yet educational. Then we discovered that Puffin had released a series of books featuring Lottie, Finn and some of their friends. So, when we were asked to review Lottie Dolls, we happily agreed because we just couldn't wait to read with Lottie!


If you take a look at the full Lottie Doll collection you will see that there are boy and girl dolls, as well as dolls with different hair and eye colours and skin tones. There is also a whole range of different accessories, so your doll could be anything from a ballerina to a fossil hunter. He or she could go fishing, ride a scooter or even gaze at the stars. The vision behind the dolls is that childhood should be an inclusive place and Lottie Dolls are designed to empower children to be themselves. The tagline Be bold, be brave, be you! is therefore very fitting.




Fossil Hunter Lottie

We chose a Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll to review because she was the first Lottie Doll we had come across and she had really captured our imaginations. At RRP: £21.99 she is one of the more expensive dolls. She has brown hair and eyes and comes dressed ready for some serious fossil hunting adventures. She wears a gilet jacket; polo shirt with fossil motif; cargo shorts; socks; boots; cap; and rucksack. The following accessories are included:
  • Fossil hunting tools (magnifying glass, trowel and geology hammer)
  • Four ammonite fossils
  • Special collector cards about British female fossil hunter, Mary Anning
  • Notable women in paleontology sheet

When we unboxed Lottie, my initial thoughts were about her appearance. I really appreciated that she is designed to look like a child, presenting a healthy body image. Her clothes are childlike and the boots mean she can stand up by herself. The Mini Reviewers were immediately fascinated by her accessories and, in particular, the fossils and fossil hunting tools. They took great delight putting everything in the rucksack and then taking it out again! Of course they wanted to take Lottie on an adventure straight away! So we did...

Lottie met some butterflies and dinosaurs, as well as having her own fossil hunting adventure using cloud dough at home.



Lottie's a ROARING success!

Read with Lottie

We have also had the opportunity to look at some of the Lottie books, here are our thoughts:


Lottie Stargazer Dress-up Sticker Book (RRP: £6.99) is a fantastic high quality space-themed sticker book with over 400 reusable stickers. Join Lottie and all her friends on their adventures as you dress them up whilst learning lots of fun space facts.

Lottie Solves A Mystery by Lucie Braveheart (RRP: £4.99), is recommended for readers aged 4-7 years old and makes a great first chapter book. Here's the blurb:

Lottie is on a quest! There is a mysterious beast on the loose on Branksea Island, and Lottie, Mia and Finn are determined to find it. But what exactly is this strange creature leaving footprints in the woods? Can the Branksea Adventurers' Club solve the mystery? 
Be bold, be brave, BE YOU!

Mini Reviewer, Izzie enjoyed following the familiar characters on their adventure to find the Branksea Beast. She particularly liked the twist at the end, which highlights the importance of conservation and protecting wildlife. Another chapter book, Lottie Braves A Storm, has just been released as well as an Adventure Journal, we look forward to reading these very soon!

  

Club Lottie and Giveaway


Lottie has been a absolute hit in this house and we are already lining up accessories to add to our collection. We particularly like the look of the Brownie collection. As well as the new Lottie books of course! You can take a peek at the full range here.

If you would like to find out all the latest Lottie gossip you can sign up to Club Lottie here 
and if you would like to win a Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll you can enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Good luck!

Kate and the Mini Reviewers xx

Fossil Hunter Lottie Giveaway

Terms and Conditions:

  • The competition is open Worldwide
  • The competition is open for 2 weeks ending on 23-09-2017 at 11.59:59 PM
  • There will be one prize and one winner
  • The prize is one Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll
  • The winner will be selected at random from all valid entries
  • The winner will be contacted by email and asked to respond within 7 days
  • If a response is not received within 7 days an alternative winner will be selected at random from all remaining valid entries
  • The prize will be dispatched by Lottie Dolls to the winner within 28 days of receiving the winner's details
  • Please note: Email details of all entrants will be collected by the competition host and shared with Lottie Dolls but not 3rd parties. By entering this competition you are confirming that you agree for your email address to be shared with Lottie Dolls.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.
  • * We received a copy of Lottie Stargazer Dress-up Sticker Book and a Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll for the purpose of review. All opinions are as always our own. This post contains affiliate links.

    179 comments:

    1. I will love to win for my daughter. She loves dolls. Lottie looks just perfect.

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    2. This sounds great, something my 6 year old would love to play with and explore with.

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    3. We really like Lottie dolls because they're so relatable. I would love this one to encourage my 5 year old daughter to continue playing outside. She doesn't need any help with that right now, but I do worry that she might be encouraged not to in the future.

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    4. my grand daughters b' day is coming up. i want to give her this doll as a present.

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    5. I would love to win this for my daughter who loves Lottie!

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    6. i'd like to win for my daughter who loves fossil hunting

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    7. My girl adores Lottie Dolls and would like another to add to her collection.

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    8. Why would you like to win Fossil Hunter Lottie? . . . . . my grandchildren too love to go fossil hunting and they have quite a hoard

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    9. My niece's nickname is Lottie . She loves Lottie dolls . This would make a lovely gift for her

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    10. I would love to win this for my daughter as she loves to collect pebbles and shells, and look for fossils on the beach.

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    11. I would love to win the fossil hunter for my daughter Heidi
      She looks adorable and she could bring lots of fun to our house.

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    12. I'd give this to my niece and she'd love it.

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    13. My daughter loves dinosaurs and dolls so this would appeal to her so much!

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    14. My daughter would love it! I think they are such good role models for children too.

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    15. I would like to win for a friends little girl x

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    16. I would love to win her for my niece,she looks really cool with her little rucksack and magnifying glass.

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    17. My niece would be over the moon if I gave her a lottie doll :)

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    18. My girls would be super excited to win this. We have one who is very keen on dinosaurs and fossils and would love this one in particular.

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    19. She reminds me of my kids, scrabbling around in the muck digging things up

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    20. I am an archaeologist so I would love to win one of these just for me haha

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    21. I collect dolls. Simple as that really!

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    22. My daughter would love this, I prefer this range of dolls to Barbie

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    23. My daughter would love the Lottie dolls and fossils would definitely be something of interest to her! X

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    24. I would love to win this for my little niece she would Love it x

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    25. I would love to win a Lottie Doll as a treat for my niece.

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    26. My daughter loves dinosaurs and fossils. I'd love her to have a doll for her to play with that encourages her interest

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    27. I'd like to win because I love these dolls - so cute!

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    28. Wow what a lovely Giveaway got my fingers crossed to win it for less the little one xxxxx

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    29. My daughter loves dinosaurs and is starting to learn about fossils. This doll would be an inspiration for her.

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    30. It would be perfect for my seven year old who has made a fabulous start to junior school!

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    31. I would love to win this for my daughter as the dolls are unique and real

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    32. I'd like to win for my daughters, these dolls are more realistic than most dolls you can buy. They look like achieveable body shapes and have interesting jobs

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    33. We love lottie dolls and it would be great to have one doing such an outdoorsy, academic activity as a role model for my LO

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    34. Thanks for the chance, I'd love to win for my daughter. I love Lottie dolls and how age appropriate they are.

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    35. i would like to win for my niece she loves dolls

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    36. I want to win because my daughter loves dinosaurs. She'd have a great time hunting for fossils with the Lottie doll!

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    37. i like the idea of a female indiana jones

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    38. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

      I'd love to go fossil hunting!

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    39. my niece woul love her! she has a star gazer doll id love to add this one to her collection x

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    40. because I know a little girl who would "treasure" her

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    41. my daughter would love this lottie doll./ Shes a proper science geek. (in a nice way) she lovs learning facts about the world and doing experiments. x

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    42. My little girl would love playing with her

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    43. I love the look of these Lottie dolls (I've never seen them before!). Dolls that empower children to be themselves definitely get the thumbs up here!

      #ReadWithMe

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    44. I would like to win because my children love exploring, they would love to take Lottie on their adventures with them.

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    45. I would like to win this for my daughter who would absolutely love her.

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    46. I've heard of the Lottie dolls but I didn't realise there were books too! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    47. My niece is obsessed with Lottie Dolls and she searches and hunts everywhere for the new ones so it's only fitting they've bought out an explorer doll. x

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    48. SHe's really cool and I have wanted one for my daughter for ages!!

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    49. We love the styles and activities that the Lotties have and I love that they are age appropriate for a little one.

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    50. My daughter is just getting into Dolls, I think these are great role models.

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    51. My daughter would love this much nicer then the conventional bar is doll

      Kay Sherman

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    52. It would be a lovey extra for my niece this Christmas

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    53. I would love Lottie Doll for my dinosaur crazy niece Scarlett...she would go bonkers for it :)))

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    54. My name is Charlotte - my mum calls me Lottie and i am a geologist so i guess i am a fossil hunter ... actually i work on computers and its boring BUT it could have been me in a more jobs available kind of life!

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    55. I would love to win for my daughter, lottie dolls are a lovely alternative to a Barbie doll.

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    56. My granddaughter Skye would love this

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    57. My son has been saying recently he wants to be a 'fossil finder' when he grows up so he would adore this!

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    58. I'd like to win it for my niece. She is just starting to play with dolls.

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    59. i would love to win this for my neice as she collects lottie dolls and doesnt have this one xx

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    60. I would love to win one for my niece :)

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    61. We've had our eyes on Lottie dolls for a while now... so thrilled they have books!

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    62. Lottie sounds great for inspiring creativity and adventure. #triedtested

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    63. Hello Kate! 😄 We have the rainy day lottie (total blank as to what her name is right now!) and Aubrey would love for her to have a fossil hunting friend xx

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    64. I think these are great aspirational toys and my niece would love one

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    65. I'd like to win this Lottie Doll for my niece, she loves digging around in the garden!

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    66. because it would be a great treat for my little girl as she likes to play with dolls.

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    67. I would love to win her for my niece and get them exploring with Lottie.

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    68. They look fabulous, I think Lillie pops would love her dearly

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    69. I would love Fossil Hunter Lottie for my granddaughter Freyja

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    70. For my great niece who loves dinosaurs and anything to do with them. She would love this..

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    71. Because BooKBairn is really called Lottie!!

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    72. I would love to win the fossil hunter for my daughter - LEANNE W

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    73. I'd love to win this for my daughter, she loves Lottie dolls xxx

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    74. My best friends little girl would love it

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    75. A lovely present for my cousin's girl, Lottie shows girls and boys can do anything.

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    76. I'd love to win this for my granddaughter, she loves dolls and she loves searching for any kind of unusual stones and shells on the beach

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    77. I would love to win this for my daughter because it teaches young girls that normal girls don't look like Barbie's

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    78. I would like to win this for my goddaughter she would love this one

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    79. We have a few Lottie Dolls and I really like them, and the ethos behind them. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    80. I would like to win Fossil Hunter Lottie because I love the Lottie Dolls and she would provide hours of fun for my friend's little girl :)

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    81. My niece absolutely loves nature and is always taking her big dolls out to play, I think this doll would really capture her imagination and give her a good focussed mixture of nature and her love of dolls

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    82. My brother used to want to be a fossil hunter and would dig up just about anything!

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    83. i would love to win for my daughter she loves these dolls

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    84. I think it's great that they are realistic and relatable dolls to children.

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    85. would love to win for my daughter, I think she would love to own a lottie Doll

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    86. my four year old granddaughter would love this she loves taking her dolls on adventures

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    87. I would love to win this for my daughter she is really into her dolls at the moment and would love these :-)

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    88. I love the message that Lottie dolls send out about being able to do anything. They're great little role models for kids x

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    89. I'm a massive doll fan and have had my eye on Lottie dolls for a while. I love the fact that they are based on children's bodies and that they show females engaging in a wide range of activities. I'd love to have one to share fun and games with my niece with

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    90. They don't conform to the STEREOTYPE DOLLS -much more fun for creativity

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    91. I would love to win this for my daughter as it combines two of her favourite things.

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    92. My daughter loves Lottie, I didn't know they did books too, we must get some! I keep meaning to show her the brownie collection too, since she is a brownie.
      Thanks so much for linking up at #kcacols. Hope you come back again next time.

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    93. I love Lottie Dolls, we already have two but my daughter would love another - or maybe I could keep it for her little brother as he's always trying to steal hers! The books look great too, I think I'll add the chapter books to my daughter's Christmas wish list! #readwithme

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    94. I would love it for my granddaughter

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    95. Would love to give it to my niece

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    96. My niece would love it! (@PeanutHog)

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    97. My daughter would love these. I love the fact they are about so much more than fashion

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    98. I'd love to win for my niece - she loves Lottie dolls

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    99. Lottie Dolls seem like great dolls for children. Great for encouraging them to make use of their imagination as well as aspirations. As seem to show a variety of hobbies, as well as possible careers. Have friend who trained in Archaelogy, niece would love this doll to play with.

      Rachel Craig

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    100. Amelia loves beachcombing and Lottie dolls.

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    101. What a great post, my girls love their Lottie Doll! #KCACOLS

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    102. The girls have been asking for Lottie dolls for some time. I said Santa might bring them one. This Lottie is particularly lovely.

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    103. My daughter would love her! They could go on adventures together!

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    104. I would love to win this for my niece as a Xmas pressie 🙅

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    105. Id like to win this for my daughter who is mad for dolls at the moment, they look very different to other dolls you can get and this is great.

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    106. My girls are big Lottie doll fans and would love this one :-)

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    107. During the summer we had a day out in Wales, on our trip we found lots of fossils, my Daughter enjoyed it so much we had to bribe her to leave! She'd love this doll!
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    108. As a gift for grandaughter, she loves her dolls

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    109. My daughter would be totally thrilled to get one of these

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    110. I'd like to win for my granddaughter

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    111. To put smile on my little1s face

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    112. I would love to win this for my goddaughter - her mummy has just had a new baby and she is feeling a bit left out so I think this would cheer her up nicely and give her some one to play with :)

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    113. My daughter loves lottie dolls and would love this one to add to her collection xx

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    114. I’d love to win for our daughters

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    115. Would love to win for our daughters they’d love this so much

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    116. I have a four year old daughter who is dolly mad at the minute. I would love to win this Lottie doll for her.

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    117. my daughter is doll mad

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    118. Oh these look awesome. How cool is Lottie? Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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    119. ari loves lottie, she would love this.

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    120. I would love to win for my cousin, she is home schooling her two little girls so this would be a great way to bring a new subject in!

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    121. I'd love to win this for my friend's little girl.

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    122. I'd like to win for my niece who loves dolls and reading.

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    123. Fantastic. Love that lottie is a role model for little girld

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    124. My daughter loves exploring and dinosaurs she would love this

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    125. I would love to win one for my daughter, she loves dollies and I think should would have lots of fun with a Lottie doll .x

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    126. My daughter Charlie would love this

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    127. Looks fun for a kid in the family that lives on the Devon Jurassic Coast

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    128. Because my youngest lies anything to do with fossils and would also like a Lottie doll

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    129. My daughter loves exploring in the garden and lOTTIE WILL BE A PERFECT COMPANION FOR HER

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    130. I would love to win this for my granddaughter who loves Lottie dolls.

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    131. I know three little girls who would love to have their minds expanded by a thinking girls doll and Fossil Hunter Lottie is perfect for the role.

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    132. This would be lovely for my niece

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    133. My daughter loves dolls, so would love to win from her.

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    134. would love for my twin girls :)

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    135. Would like to win it for my daughter, she would love her :)

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    136. I have a degree in Ancient History so I would love to promote history to my daughter!

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    137. i'd love to win this for my doll mad little girl who would absolutely love the Lottie range

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    138. I would love to win for my niece who adores dolls!

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    139. I have a god daughter who loves Lottie

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    140. my niece has lottie dolls but not this one!

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    141. I love these dolls for my daughter. Thank you

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    142. I'd like to win for my friends daughter because she loves dolls

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    143. Would love to win for my daughter :-)

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    144. This will be amazing for my niece who has just started school ❤️❤️

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    145. We have just been fossil hunting at Charmouth and I'd love this doll please for my Granddaughter Emily


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    146. My girl adores her superhero Lottie and would love a little friend for her. It would be a fab treat as she's managed 100% attendance so far this term at school with her poorly hip x

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    147. for a very special little girl also called Poppy, who isn't mine but my new daughter-in-law's niece. And she's so gorgeous.

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    148. Would love to win for my youngest granddaughter Poppy xx

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    149. would love to win for granddaughter who loves her dolls and also likes looking at interesting stones and bugs in my garden

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    150. I'd love to win one for my daughter's birthday :)

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    151. Would love to win for my little niece, Jess x

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    152. would love to win for my daughter x

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    153. This would make the perfect gift for my niece

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    154. My granddaughter would love this

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    155. I would love to win this Lottie Doll for my little girl. I love the way Lottie looks her age and reinforces normal characteristics.

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    156. Would love to win as my daughter loves Lottie dolls

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    157. id like to win this for my son

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    158. Because she's very like a doll i had as a child & my one had all the little items like school bag, pencils etc. Would love for my niece who's Mum died when she was 18 months old. She's very interested in Fossils & collecting stones, so this would be perfect for her.

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    159. Because it's just like a doll i had as a child which came with all the little things like school bag & contents & has left me with a love for all things miniature. Also because the doll would be perfect for my niece who's Mum died of cancer when she was 18 months old. She loves everything to do with fossils & stones & has quite a collection of them.

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    160. I would like to win this for my daughter's. We looked for fossils on a recent trip to Dorset so they would enjoy playing with this doll.

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    161. Would love to win this for my youngest goddaughter - she has just started playing with Barbie dolls but would find this far more entertaining, especially with the accompanying books.

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    162. I would love to win it for my niece please

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    163. I would love to win for my little girl, these dolls are great

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    164. I’d love her for my daughter who is a little explorer herself

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