When I start seeing these things I realise how fast the year is going. Lea doesn't seem to have had much fuss made over her, not like Grace did last year, I guess with Melody coming and the a Wellie Wishers AG are too busy, though Graces baking theme hit the nail on the head for popular pastimes (every other day in Australia seems to have a cooking show). Any way yay new girl of the year. Can't wait for leaking pictures.
I agree with you. Lea never made much of an impression on me, so I haven't noticed the lack of to do about her. It did seem like Grace was everywhere last year. I never even knew Maryellen Larkin had been released or that there was a new historical character because it seemed Grace and Paris and baking were everywhere. Sigh, now I feel bad for Lea!
Yes, I've noticed the same thing! It's a shame because I actually think that Lea is quite a bit prettier than Grace, and the animal & WWF connection would have been right up my ally when I was in AG's target age range. I'm wondering if AG is going to run an ad campaign linked to the Olympics as they approach though. Because why choose to make your 2016 GOTY travel to Brazil and then not push that? It actually makes a lot more sense than a 2015 trip to Paris, but it didn't get any marketing pushing the connection. I can see Olympic themes in that Truly Me gymnast/swimmer set too, so maybe this month they'll push those harder? Hmmm...
Thank you for finding this! I can't wait to see what she will be like. By the sounds of the second link, it sounds like she will have four books. I don't know if I like that or not yet...
I think that's because Scholastic is giving all past GOTY characters four books starting with Grace and Lea.
I am very excited for GOTY 2017. Harris is the author of Summer Jackson: Grown Up. I've heard good things about this book and I am excited about the GOTY character because of the writing and now the author. The same happened with MaryEllen. I love the books! Therefore I had to have the doll. Sometimes good writing and good reads come first. Hopefully the doll will be the cherry on top for what sounds like a 2017 winner.
Interesting to note that they are being released December 27th... I guess to get the hype up to buy the doll a few days later.