The DK publishing American Girl: The Ultimate Visual Guide is out and my copy arrived today!
There are fun facts about the development of American Girl products. Below you can see the various outfits that were considered for Saige.
There is a timeline several pages long that covers the company’s beginning to present day.
All Girls of the Year are represented as well as their friends (Gwen, Sonali, etc). The pages devoted to the GOTY characters vary based on collection size.
The TrulyMe line is organized by activity/season/theme. Here you see the layout on the topic of “Sports”. Some of these pictures will be familiar from the catalogs.
There is some fun trivia in the book, such as “tallest item sold” and “item with the most pieces.” Would you like to take a guess?
Finally there is information about some of the American Girl development team.
The book is not a complete guide to everything ever produced. I’d like to have one of those! This book will best be enjoyed by those newer to American Girl, and definitely kids! The large, hardcover book retails for around $20.00.