As a young girl, I was a huge fan of paper dolls. I played with them... a lot; and I was probably long past the age when most girls move on to other things like boys and make-up. So when I first saw photos of ROSIE FLO'S COLORING FASHION SHOW, I just about died! It sounded like the perfect toy for me, albeit about 35 years too late. But I couldn't resist. A ready-made boxed set fashion show? And I could color all of the designs? I don't care how old I am. That sounded like an awful lot of fun!
And it was!!! I tore open the box and immediately put together the stage. See below:It was positively precious! Then, I punched out the eighteen fashion models (they all can stand up!) and the eight audience members (who just happen to be able to sit on the chairs!!!) And don't even get me started on the old-fashioned camera and the little pink poodle.
|Our Runway Stage with Audience Members|
Of course, I photographed all of the dresses to share just how original we were with our interpretations; however, there are a lot of dresses between the fashion models and the audience members. Suffice it to say that we colored all of them beautifully (and yes, we were even surprised by our talents!), and each one is cuter than the next. I thought I'd give you an idea of some of our favorite ones:
|We loved our color choices!|
|Silverware Dress -- see the forks?|
|One of my favorites!|
|Bell Dress -- see the little bells?|
|One of Booking Daughter's faves|
|We interpreted this one to look like broccoli!|
This boxed set retails for $16.99 and it's absolutely ideal for a young girl's birthday gift. There are countless of hours of play with this toy -- from the punching out, to the coloring, to the actual playing. In addition, the more artistic girls might have fun designing faces on the models and audience members. (Booking Daughter and I thought we were pushing our luck with just the dresses and accessories.)
I absolutely loved ROSIE FLO'S COLORING FASHION SHOW and I can't wait to see the other coloring books in the collection. A great toy for the budding fashion designer in your life. Highly recommended so keep reading....
Giveaway alert: Thanks to the fine folks at Chronicle Books, I have one set of Rosie Flo's Coloring Fashion Show to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before April 17th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada addresses only. Good luck!