Now everyone, at least in the states, has heard of the Monster High dolls. The sons and daughters of famous monsters in a special high school.
Frankly I love that saying. I like how each of the dolls has it's own personality and style. Although the shorts can seem more "trendy" than "spooky" the Message is clear: Love yourself and your Freaky Flaws!
Each character is kind of interesting and although it is geared towards young girls there are worse things a girl of nine could be watching.
Each Character comes with a profile, which helps you get to know each character:
I Particularly like the newer characters that have recently been added:
And Yes Holt Hyde and Jackson Jekyll are the same person. Just thought I'd mention it. and we still have a few more characters.
Last one, you don't have to read them all if you don't want but when I'm critiquing I like to list everything.
I do have a few qualms with monster high however, sometimes I feel as if they do not play up on the fact they are monsters well. I expect more creepy sometimes but I can't be too picky. This would have been something I found interesting as a child. So as it is geared for kids it's okay.
However the "teen issues" that surface only confirm my fears that we are trying way to hard to make our kids grow up a little too fast. I honestly think that the shows that kids watch are getting more and more about high school and less about being a little kid.
Despite a few flaws, I find my favorite part of monster high is how heavily they participate in movements such as We Stop Hate and The Kind Campaign which support anti-bullying.
They even had a short where the Founders of both organizations become monsters.
And remember, Be unique, Be yourself, Be a Monster!
Bat's and Kisses,