Saturday, November 21, 2009

Celebrating 70 years with our favorite Madeline

You know how I can often spot a good tried and true toy? When it's been around 70 years! This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of my favorite storybook characters, Madeline. Imagined and created by Ludwig Bemelman, this little red-headed schoolgirl has been entertaining generations of children.

With my girls, once they could sit through a bedtime story, one of the first characters I introduced to them was Madeline. I love little Madeline because I have memories of my Grandmother reading me these stories when I was a young girl. I'm so excited that I can now share these adventures with my girls.

Kids Preferred, a leading manufacture of plush toys is celebrating this milestone anniversary with plush Madeline characters! We're loving our collectible Madeline doll dressed in her little blue and white dress ($30). My girls have been having such a good time reading the stories, then being able to create or re-create Madeline adventures of their own with their doll.

GET YOUR OWN! The Madeline books and dolls make perfect Christmas gifts for the children in your life. Find them online at Kids Preferred or Toys R' Us.

WIN YOUR OWN! We are giving away a 70th anniversary Madeline doll to one lucky Simple reader. To be entered, leave us a comment letting us know why you would love to have this doll.

For additional entries: (comment once for each entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway linking back to SIMPLE.
  • Tweet this giveaway, include us in the tweet, we're @simplereviews.
  • Become a new follower of SIMPLE
  • Become a Facebook fan of SIMPLE
Winner will be randomly chosen and announced 11/30/09. Good luck!!


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138 comments:

  1. I would love to win Madeline so I could give her to my granddaughter.

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  2. Tweet! @JalapenoMama
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/5931812005

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  3. I'm already following your blog - does that count?

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  4. oh my little one would love this Madeline! We're slowly getting into dolls and great books like Madeline!

    phgeerlings @ gmail

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  5. My daughter Abbi would love this doll!

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  6. I would love to win this treasured doll to give to my cousin's new daughter as a gift.
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  7. We found this book in a batch of hand-me-downs from my husband's grandma. My 5 year old son has been requesting it a lot lately! Maybe it is because she says "poo poo" to the lions in the zoo???

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  8. I would love to win the Madeline doll because I can't wait to share Madeline with my little redheaded niece.

    wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

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  9. i would love ot give this to my niece for xmas!

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  10. I love reading the Madeline series to my girls. What fun adventures!

    ajcmeyer at go dot com

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  11. I have some beautiful Madeline Dolls of my own. I would love to give my daughter her very own. We love reading Madeline and watching her shows.

    tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. My daughter loves the madeline books. I would love to win this doll for her.
    tmh29141 at hotmail dot com

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  13. This would make a nice Christmas gift

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  14. I would love to win this doll for my daughter. I remember as a little one loving Madeline and my daughter would too. Thanks.

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  15. I'm a facebook fan. (Margaret E. Smith)

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  16. I have a Madeline in America book for my niece and would love to have the doll to go along with it.

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  17. I would love to win Madeline for my daughter. It's so nice to see a doll that doesn't look like a street walker (like most newer dolls out today.) Glad to see Madeline is still so sweet!

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  18. I'd love to win her for my God-daughter. Madeline is a classic character and should always be passed down for other children to enjoy.

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  19. My darling little Dixie would adore this doll!

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  20. i would love to have her for my daughter for christmas she would just love her so much

    souldolphindream@aol.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway... This 70th Anniversary Madeline doll would be the perfect gift for a certain four year-old girl I know, the daughter of a close friend from my college years, who happens to be named---wait for it---Madeline !!!

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  23. I grew up with Madeline and this would be the perfect way for me to share a little of my childhood with my granddaughter. She would absolutely adore this beautiful doll!
    I would have to get her a Madeline
    book to go with this to experience the joy of Madeline. Thank you!

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  24. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/5959249316

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  25. I would love to win this doll. My little sister's name is Madeline and as a child, she had the original doll. It would be great to give her this as a gift!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  26. Facebook Fan
    Darcie Kayes
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  27. I follow your blog.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  28. My girls LOVE Madeline. I would love to win for them!

    Thanks - Heidi P.

    h.polcaster@sbcglobal.net

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  29. I would love this for my daughter I so love madeline

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  30. I am going to be honest: I would love this doll. I grew up reading the books and watching the show. It is a part of my childhood.

    Never too old for dolls right?


    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I have always loved Madeline books and would love to share them and a doll with my daughter

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  32. follow twitter and tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/5970133623

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  33. Liz would like having a Madeline doll to watch the show with her every Sunday.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  34. I want this doll for our little one because I had one as a child, given to me by my Aunt Madge.



    cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

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  35. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/5976138642

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  36. a Facebook fan of SIMPLE Carol P Dziuba

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  37. blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/11/simple-reviews-madeline-giveaway.html

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  38. my 5 year old granddaughter would love this


    mjmeeks5@netscape.net

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  39. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/kdolphins7/status/5981905999

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  40. I would love to win this doll to give to my niece.

    WDWGRANDFLO@aol.com

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  41. I am a facebook fan.

    WDWGRANDFLO@aol.com

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  42. My daughter would LOVE this. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  43. I haven't gotten a doll for my son yet to help dress and such while I'm attending to our new little one... so many are way too "girly", but Madeline, dear Madeline could be the one!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  44. I remember Madeline from my childhood and I would love to win to share with my family. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I would love to win this for my daughter. This would be an excellent addition to Christmas for sure. She loves all sorts of dolls and loves getting all her dolls together with her friends to have a tea party! She loves those tea parties. Thanks for the giveaway.

    heidibokor @ yahoo . com

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  46. This would be a great Christmas present to give my little niece.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  47. Because this would be a great present for my daughter!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  48. I'm a fan on facebook! Shiela H.
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  49. When I was little I had a madeline doll and loved her. I still do but I don't have the doll anymore and would love to have one again.

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  50. tweeted http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/6023740909

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  51. I remember reading Madeline stories growing up and would love to pass that on to my niece. She'd love her!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I'm a Facebook fan.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. my daughter'a first friend is named Madeline

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  54. my little one would love to find that under the tree on christmas morning!

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  55. i would love to win this doll because it's simplistic but not boring. It's cute and fun without being plastic and makeup painted.

    hatebear (at) aol.com

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  56. I would love to win this doll for my granddaughter~as she was all dressed up like her one year at Halloween and it was so cute :-)

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  57. I am a new follower of your blog too :-)

    Deb K

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  58. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/6077022571

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  59. i would love to win this for my daughter..i think she would love it
    thanks

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I would love this doll to give to my niece. She would love it!
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  61. I blogged about this giveaway: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/11/70th-anniversary-madeline-doll-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  62. I love Madeline and I won't lie.. I would love this for myself! This has been my favorite storybook character ever since I was a little kid but have never owned a Madeline plush. I'm still a huge fan of Bemelmans work and a 70th anniversary doll would just be awesome.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win, keeping my fingers crossed!

    -annalene
    email address is in blogger profile

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  63. I'm a facebook fan (name: anna lene).

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  64. I would love to have the Madeline doll as a gift for one of my daughters. (Do you think they'd send me two?) :)

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. Do we need to be a new follower to get that as an extra entry? :)
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  66. I always loved madeline when I was a little girl and I'd love to share her with my daughter

    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  67. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/6116811320

    tweeted

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  68. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow blog

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  69. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    fan on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  70. I loved Madeline as a child. I would be thrilled to give the 70th anniversary doll to Alison. I know she would be thrilled.

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  71. I always loved Madeline growing up ~ and would love to give this wonderful doll and share her tales with my newest niece Madeline...

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  72. for my niece, she'd love it! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  73. johnpratt@ecologyfund.net would give this young lady to my daughter. thanks if i win and have a blessed day.

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  74. I'd love to have this as a gift for my niece, who loves Madeline

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  75. Tweet http://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/6130937600

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  76. Would love to give this to my grand and with the books; would make the perfect gift!

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  77. would love to win for my sister she is having another girl in March and has given away all her little girl items to freinds who are not giving them back it seems

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  78. I would love to have this to give to my goddaughter - she would love it!

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  79. I would love to win this doll to donate it towards the family I'm "adopting" for holiday gifts!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  80. i would love to win this for my great niece thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  81. I'd love to win this doll because my daughter would really love having her.

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  82. My daughter loves the Madeline books and she would adore this doll! :-)

    mysticalguacamole@gmail.com

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  83. I love Madeline :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  84. My daughter is a big fan of Madeline.
    I know that she would enjoy holding and sleeping with Madeline after we read one of her Madeline books before bed.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  85. I am a fan on Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  86. I'd love to have this for my daughter.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  87. This would be a great Christmas gift for my daughter!

    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  88. I would give this beautiful doll to my 4 year old granddaughter as something to remember me by.







    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  89. My daughter would love this doll and I used to love watching Madeline when I was a child, so I would love for my daughter to enjoy her now.

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  90. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i'm starting a doll collection for my daughter-i think she'd like this one

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  91. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i follow you
    dreamcleavers

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  92. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    fan on facebook
    lance pearson

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  93. I would love to win to give Madeline as a gift to my niece

    ReggieM1961 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  94. I would love to win this for my niece! She loves Madeline and would really enjoy this! Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  95. I'd love to have this doll because it'd make a great Christmas present! Thanks for the chance!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  96. I follow your blog!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  97. I'm a Facebook Fan!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I blogged!
    http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/11/madeline-doll-giveaway-ends-1130.html

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  99. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/natdey/status/6191235484

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  100. I would love to have this doll for our daughter, who's middle name is actually a variation of Madeline.

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  101. I would love to have it because it's almost Christmas, and it would be the perfect present for my niece.

    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  102. I want to win because my little one would love her!

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  103. We have always loved the Madeline books. It would be great to have a doll to play with too! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  104. I would love to win Madeline because my daughter is getting a little doll stroller and that would be perfect to go along with it! hhschanz@gmail.com

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  105. My little girls love their Madeline dollhouse and they would love this doll. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. I would love to win the Madeline doll to give her to my goddaughter for Christmas. She would love her!

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  107. I would love to win this as a gift for my daughter! Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn@gmail.com

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  108. I'd love to surprise my daughter with it for Christmas :)

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  109. We love reading Madeline and watching her shows - my daughter would flip if she received this doll

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I loved Madeline When I was a kid

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  111. i'd love to have this doll for my daughter

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  112. I would love to win this for my niece!

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  113. This would be great for my grandaughter

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  114. This would be a wonderful Christmas gift for my daughter. We have enjoyed reading all about Madeline and this would be such a nice surprise. thanks for the chance.

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  115. i would love to win this for my daugher carly thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  116. im a fan on facebook my id i lepaige thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  117. I would love to have this for my daughter because she loves Madeline.

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  118. My niece is a huge Madeline fan!

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  119. I'd like this because I think my daughter would really like it

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  120. I would love to win the Madeline doll because she would make a wonderful gift for a number one fan, my daughter. Thanks

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