Friday, July 13, 2012
When I was offered the opportunity to host a part in honor of the release of McKenna Shoots for the Stars I jumped at the chance. I was anxious to see what the modern dolls were all about since I am really only familiar with the historical ones. So we gathered up some of the girls and their dolls and had a great afternoon of watching the movie, playing with dolls, and eating lots of snacks. It was the perfect day!
I was very impressed with McKenna and her story. I watched the two older girls (ages 7 and 10) as they watched the movie. They were so interested in what was happening and could easily fill me in when I missed something. They were also having side conversations about what was happening in the movie. They were the perfect ages for this movie.
McKenna is a character that lots of young girls can relate to. She's really into gymnastics and is putting her heart and soul into being the best she can be. But of course life gets in the way. With an injury and grades that are slipping, McKenna faces challenges with herself, her parents, and her friends. Throughout this film you watch a young girl who is vulnerable in so many ways rise to the occasion and overcome many challenges. This film sends positive messages about making school a priority, being honest with friends and working through problems, accepting everyone, and believing in yourself.
You can find this fun movie at Walmart, the American Girl Stores, and at AmericanGirl.com.
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I received a copy of this DVD and a movie kit for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Posted by Lara at 7:34 AM