Lottie is volunteering at Branksea Animal Shelter, helping to look after the homeless cats and dogs. One day a cardboard box is mysteriously left outside the front door with a hungry and frightened Persian cat inside. They decide to name her Pandora. Unlike the Greek myth, where a box brought unhappiness, here the arrival of Pandora is a cause for joy and fresh hope. Lottie helps to nurse Pandora back to health and make sure that her furry coat is kept clean and fluffy.
Lottie wears a duffel coat with pink polka dot lining, a pink corduroy dress with removable Persian cat patch and edged with blue stripes as well as striped tights teamed with brown and pink edged boots. A cat hat and cat’s eyes glasses complete the look.
Accessory Set Available! Pandora’s Box Lottie doll is a perfect partner for the Pandora the Persian Cat accessory set.
Nurturing and empathy
Adopting a shelter pet as a family is a powerful lesson in nurturing. Allowing children to interact with animals is a great lesson in the benefits of extending kindness to others.
Lottie is a 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.