Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Dino lover, book lover, soft-toy lover, and anyone who loves cute things
Rexy and Anklia (as my kids affectionately call them) came into our lives recently, and have very fast becoming the most-talk-about soft toys in this family. I was instantly attracted by these very artistic-looking dinos of vastly different style, size and appearance. I decided to dig deeper to unearth the background, and ah, what a delight to discover the beautiful story connecting these two adorable toys! Thank you Mideer for sending them over. I’m truly grateful!
Why I love ❤️ these toys:
(1) Characters from Best-Selling Book - Mr T-Rex and little Ankylosaurus are characters from international best-seller picture book series “You Look Yummy” written and illustrated by Miyanishi. It’s a heart-warming tale of an unlikely pair developing a strong bond between “father and son”. Then came the bittersweet (and slightly controversial) ending where Daddy decided to part way with little Yummy because it’s what best for the kid. I love the distinctive Godzilla-look, earthy-green fur, orange embroidered highlights, bright green scales, and the (intentionally mismatching) pair of kind eyes of the big Dino. Little Yummy is cute as a button, vibrant in colours, and irresistibly adorable. I am loving this artistic collaboration between Mideer and Miyanishi!
(2) Super adorable & cuddly- The dinos are cuddly and velvety soft. Daddy holds a fish in arm and can clasp his hands together with the attached hook-and-loop Velcro fasteners. It also has “rustling” feet filled with beans within. Little Yummy is squeezable and soft to touch.
(3) Unique label- The lenticular labels on the dino are extraordinarily cute: tilt the card side to side, and watch little Yummy climbing up and down Daddy’s back. Simple technique, lovely touches!
(4) Contrast- I love the contrast between the two dinos- the fierceness and dull green-greyness of daddy, and the tiny “doesn’t-have-a-care” sort of innocence in a child. It’s fun watching the dinos interacting with each other in such quiet sweet way under the directing hands of the kids!
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