is in the business of making magic, and frankly, they're darn good
at it. Find inspiration in a collection of old and new
character-themed books, dolls and playsets to put under the
Get the kids in the kitchen with Tiana's Cookbook: Recipes for
Kids, a new how-to from Disney Press packed with
easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes (think Froggy-in-the-Water
Cupcakes, Big Daddy's Sugar Cookies, Mama Odie's Muffuletta
Sandwich and more) straight from The Princess and the
Frog. Rated on a five-frog scale for difficulty, each page
features a large photo (so you can see what the end result should
look like), along with lots of colorful images and trivia from the
Little princesses in the making can live the froggy fairy tale
over and over again with a plush The Princess and the Frog
Tiana doll. The soft, 21-in. doll (other Disney princesses
available, too) comes dressed in a sparkling green gown complete
with tiara and has soft, embroidred features.
Give Barbie a break and go for something more "happily ever after" with
Disney's Deluxe Snow White Doll and Wardrobe Play Set. Inspired by
the company's first full-length film, the dressable doll comes in a
collector's display box with four different costumes, two pairs of
shoes, a wedding veil and hair bows to match. Not too bad for a
girl that once defined shabby chic.
Even the littlest mouseketeers have treasures to tote. Keep them
from cluttering up your carryall with a sweet Minnie Mouse Toy
Purse. Shaped just like the girly mouse herself, the plastic set
includes a pretend cell phone, car keys, a lipstick and compact.
Mickey Mouse's Magic Choo Choo Train Set invites little
engineers to recreate the special episode of Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse Rides the Choo-Choo Express from Playhouse Disney.
Choose from two modes of play to extend the fun, including a
function that allows the train to pick up and lay down track
automatically. The set includes the engine, one car, a Mickey Mouse
figurine, 10 pieces of track and two signs. One wish? That Disney
would come out with expansion packs and accessores (think bridges
and additional cars) to elongate the track.
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Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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