Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 18 month-old ++
Who would love this: Gruffalo / and any Julia Donaldson's fans!
From time to time, I discovered spectacular gems from my local toy library. I recently found this BAJO “The Gruffalo Complete Set with Book” that I truly LOVE. I did some online “snooping”, and saw that this collection is listed in Oskar's Wooden Ark website. If you are a Gruffalo fan, then this is for you!
Why I love ❤️ it:
(1) Wooden Characters from Gruffalo - We love Julia Donaldson’s writings, but “The Gruffalo” is probably not quite our favourite (we prefer books such as “The Baddies” and the heartwarming “The Smeds and the Smoos” more). But when we saw these Gruffalo characters “jumping out” from the book, we were excited! Included are a soft-cover book, and the wooden figurines Gruffalo, Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake - all crafted and painted matching the images illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Bajo has the licensing rights to exclusively design and produce hand-crafted Gruffalo toys and figurines. Gruffalo has knobby knees with a patch of grey, poisonous wart at end of nose, big goggly orange eyes, and purple prickles all over the back. Our shrewd and cunning mouse might look ordinary, but you can’t miss that twinkly brightness in his eyes! The owl has its wings widely-spread, ready for a sudden attack before it got tricked by the Mouse. The fox has reddish fur, white chest, black-tipped tail, and pointy alert ears. The slithering snake is in minty green with black-brownish marks. It sure is entertaining to retell a story while playing with these instantly-recognisable figurines. The Gruffalo stands up to almost 21cm, and the rest of the characters are chunky and all in good reasonable size for an interactive play-session and imaginative small-world creation!
(2) Flexible Limbs & Posable - The Gruffalo and the Mouse have moveable, articulated limbs. We can lift and flex the arms and legs, and pose the figures in different ways (standing, sitting, or crouching). The flexible cord tails, and the soft fabric ears of the Gruffalo are some nice tactile touch!
(3) Material - Bajo products are lovingly crafted in a workshop near Kraków (Poland). Bajo uses 14 different types of timber and non-toxic paint for their toy production, and the toys meet EU and US standards.
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