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Who Doesn’t Love a Cuddle Up Storytime?

 

Sorry folks – it’s been busy out there on the road – but busy is a good thing.  And I do love how retailers have needed to stock up in January because Christmas finally hit in December.

There are so many new things in 2012 which I am excited to see at New York’s Toy Fair in a couple of weeks.  Until then, spending some weekend time cuddling with good books.  And if you have a little guy, Zoobies has come out with my favorite of the Storytime Pals – Llama Llama Red Pajama – perfect for a winter cuddle up and story.  (If you click the link to see them, it won’t show Llama Llama for a couple of more weeks when he is ready to ship) For those who don’t know the Llama Llama by Anne Dewdney, this is a super fun picture series that meets all of my criteria – fun read aloud for both child and parent, character with kick, and very charming illustrations.  Illustrations of the main character that actually translate well into a soft plush character that can serve as toy, a pillow, and unzips to reveal a sweet patchwork blanket.  For retailers, pairing this with some of the books from the series (also see Zoobie’s Olivia, Goodnight Moon Bunny, and Very Hungry Caterpillar to name a few) makes for a very strong gift area in your store.  For consumers, check with your favorite local gift store to see who is carrying it.  I know Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book will have them in towards the end of February!

Stay warm!

 

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About connoisseur of kid stuff

mom of 1, soon to be 2 teenage daughters. wife to vegetarian artist husband. writer. reader. entrepreneur. passion for children's products and book industries, of which I have been a part in multiple capacities over the last fourteen years.

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