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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

American Girl--McKenna Shoots for the Stars

Do your girls love American Girl? Mine do! They can't go to sleep at night without Bella and Angel, their American Girl dolls.
McKenna was chosen as 2012's Girl of the Year and when we visited the American Girl store at the Mall of America a few weeks ago, my girls were totally enchanted with her.  "Mommy, that doll does gymnastics just like I want to do!"..."Mommy can we see that movie!?"  Needless to say, I was overjoyed when I was asked to help promote the release of Mckenna Shoots for the Stars!  
Just in time for the summer Olympics, McKenna comes to life on DVD in Universal Home Entertainment's An American Girl: McKenna Shoot for the Stars:
Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new, modern-day adventure. McKenna is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team, but off track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges—and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again. Starring Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Ian Ziering (TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210”), and gymnastics champion Cathy Rigby, this heart-warming story will have the whole family cheering!
Click HERE to see the trailer (movie preview).  Both my girls and I loved this movie and I'm pretty sure your family will too!  Now both my daughters REALLY want to get into gymnastics!  Help!

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  1. Grace loved this movie and just asked for a McKenna doll for her birthday. So I think McKenna might be her favorite now. She also likes Molly and Kirsten.

  2. We watched most of this when it was on TV, a few weeks ago, but Aliza had a migraine and didn't get through it all. I'd love to give it to her!