Lottie and her friends love to volunteer their time in helping Margaret, the gardener at the English Country Garden. Margaret is always full of interesting facts, such as how plants need water and light to grow. It was from Margaret that Lottie learnt about the lifecycle of the butterfly, how it changes from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis into a beautiful butterfly which then plays a very important part in the pollination of Margaret’s flowers.
Lottie is dressed in her polka dotted green and white caterpillar boots and orange striped socks. Her pink and purple jacket tops off the outfit of orange corduroy shorts, a pink t-shirt with a removable butterfly patch and a cap with butterfly motif. Lottie also has a butterfly net, 4 butterflies and a pair of binoculars as well as a series of butterfly life cycle collector cards.
Butterfly Life Cycle
Butterfly Protector Lottie introduces science in a fun and engaging way as the doll box contains collector cards detailing the stages of the butterfly life cycle; a basic science unit taught at Key Stage 1 primary school science in the UK, as well as Common Core Standards in the USA.
Lottie is wholesome doll alternative for children aged 3-9; she is 7.5 inches (18cm) tall, so is very portable and easy for little hands to carry around.
The key point of difference is that Lottie has a ‘childlike’ body – she doesn’t wear makeup, jewellery or high heels and she can stand on her own two feet (always a useful life skill for all girls, big and small).
She’s all about letting girls be girls, doing all the activities a child would do, not growing up too quickly, and presenting a healthy view on body image.
Lottie’s clothing is composed of tactile fabrics with lots of attention to detail, easy to dress and undress, with velcro fastenings.
Her hair is lovely and soft; it doesn’t tangle and knot like other doll hair.
Lottie has bendable knees with ball socket hips and arms; her head can move side to side and she can do the splits front to back and side to side.
Lottie is presented in a giftable, illustrated and collectible ‘doll box bag’, with minimal plastic packaging.
Launched in August 2012, she has won 12 international awards, including 3 Oppenheim Portfolio Platinum Awards.