World Book Day – Tick Tock Crocodile from Peter Pan & The Very Hungry Caterpillar

World Book Day 2010

World Book Day 2010

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World Book Day is for many parents one of the best days in the school calendar. It’s a chance to dress the children up as characters from their favourite books, or in this years case as characters from classic or fairy tale books.  

Our children are lucky enough to be in a fantastic primary school in Monmouthshire and every year I have dressed them up in handmade costumes ready for World Book Day, and this year has been no exception.  

Let me introduce The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Tick Tock Crocodile from Peter Pan. (Tada!)  

World Book Day 2010 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

World Book Day 2010 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

World Book Day 2010 - Tick Tock Crocodile from Peter Pan

World Book Day 2010 - Tick Tock Crocodile from Peter Pan

Our daughter went as the Crocodile and our son went as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I was so proud to see them up on the stage.   

Would be lovely to see any comments from other moms and what you did, and how much they enjoyed the day too.  

Have a lovely day  

Amanda (Proud Mum)

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Shirley, Timmy & Shaun The Sheep Soft Toys

Hello world, 

As promised in my first Shaun The Sheep post, I would let you all know once the stock had arrived, and it has arrived and the truth is I am having to order more beanies as they went so quickly. So if you want to buy one from us and its isn’t there, we will have some more in by the end of next week. 

The first Shaun The Sheep toy in our store was ‘Shivering Shaun The Sheep’: 

Shivering Shaun The Sheep

Shivering Shaun The Sheep

Shivering Shaun the Sheep is so cute and is a perfect cuddle companion. Pull Shivering Shaun’s tail to make him shiver, but with the winter we just had, I’m sure he would have shivered anyway! 

He’s made from a soft woolly material, and a simple wash will keep him clean, especially with all that farmyard muck around. 

Our next Shaun toys are the very, very popular beanie toys. These are always the first to run out and this year we have a new character beanie in Whistling Shirley beanie toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Shirley Soft Toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Shirley Soft Toy

Shirley is the biggest sheep in the gang, and she does have a rather nasty wind problem, but her size allows Shaun to be more creative with his antics. 

Our other beanie, is Whistling Shaun, again same as Shirley, you squeeze their bellies, and they whistle the Shaun The Sheep theme tune, sang and written by Vick Reeves. 

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Mini Soft Toy

Shaun the Sheep Whistling Mini Soft Toy

Shaun is made from a durable woolly material that is extremely soft to touch, and is the perfect pocket-money toy. 

Another toy that made it through from 2009 is the Stick on Shaun The Sheep, and these are great fun for young ones to play with in the car. It’s funny as I see them as I make my way in and home everyday, and sometimes wonder if it was bought from us, I doubt it mind as they are in most big toy stores, but its a nice thought. 

Stick on Shaun The Sheep

Stick on Shaun The Sheep

Stick on Shaun The Sheep has suction pads on his paws so he can be stuck to any window, mirror or any other suitable surface. 

He does have stick on company in Stick on Little Lamb on Board, Timmy is the baby in the gang, but he’s so cute and again one of these stuck on the car window, is great fun for babies and young kids, or even young at heart adults like myself. 

Stick on Little Lamb on Board

Stick on Little Lamb on Board

Stick on Timmy is currently out of stock, but we hopefully will be having more in soon. 

There is more Shaun The Sheep toys coming in the summer and once they are available, I will post them on here. 

Thanks again for reading our blog, have a nice day. 

Amanda

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Snoopy Classic Soft Toys @ Little Acorns Toy Shop

Classic Snoopy Retro Toys

Classic Snoopy Retro Toys

Snoopy is a retro cartoon character who started out in the US and quickly become a hit in the UK and probably anywhere else he was shown. Obviously Snoopy was Charlie Browns pet dog from Peanuts written by Charles Schulz, who in many eyes eventually became the main character.   

Little Acorns has a nice range of Snoopy toys in stock, and there are so many available. But we have stuck with the classic range, as it’s the most popular and will more than likely out live me and you.   

We currently have 3 different toys in stock as shown below, and we will be adding to this range at some stage before the summer 2010.   

Medium Original Snoopy Plush:   

Medium Original Snoopy Plush

Medium Original Snoopy Plush

The Medium Snoopy stands at 21cm and is our largest snoopy soft toy. He is a very high quality toy, and the exact classic look of Snoopy. He comes with Original Snoopy tags, and is a very nice collectable toy or perfect for any fan or child starting out on Charlie Browns adventures with his beagle Snoopy.   

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag:   

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag

Snoopy In A Retro Gift Bag

This is our Snoopy beanie toy, and comes sitting in a cute paper bag, with Classic Snoopy all over the bag. Snoopy again comes with a tag, and is a very high quality gift or keep sake.  

Original Snoopy Key-ring 9cm  

Snoopy & Woodstock Keyrings

Snoopy & Woodstock Keyrings

Last but not least we have the ever-present Snoopy Key-ring, but this time he has his friend Woodstock, and Snoopy himself comes in 2 forms. The one Snoopy key ring has a lovely red hat, and the other Snoopy is wearing a new red jumper, depends what the weather is like I suppose, as to which one you choose.  

Thanks again for reading through this Snoopy post, and once we receive more Snoopy stock I will update this category straight away.  

Have a nice week  

Amanda

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Miffy Toys – Classic Range For All Ages

Miffy Classic Toys

Miffy Classic Toys

Our Miffy Classic Toys range contains 3 different high quality toys, perfect for young children and the millions of Miffy fans all around the world. 

Miffy started out as a very cute rabbit drawing in books written by Dick Bruna. His unique drawings where soon transferred too soft toys, a cartoon and thousands of different keep sakes all over the world. 

The smallest Miffy toy we have is the ‘Miffy In A Bag’

Miffy In A Bag Toy

Miffy In A Bag Toy

Miffy In A Bag stands at 15cm and comes in three different colours and is a classic Miffy Bean Toy in a cotton dress which comes in a Miffy gift bag. 

The Standing Plush Miffy Toy  hasn’t arrived yet, but is due in anytime soon. Again the standing Miffy is a very high quality toy, stands at 30cm, and again comes in three colours, Yellow, Orange & Blue. 

Standing Plush Miffy Toy

Standing Plush Miffy Toy

 Come May 2010 we will have the best Miffy item we have ever had in our opinion. We think its going to be so popular, as a similar item has done very well for us in the past. 

It’s the Miffy Head Cushion

Miffy Head Cushion

Miffy Head Cushion

We can’t wait for these to arrive, as then we will have our full Miffy Toy collection. The Miffy Head Shaped Cushion is 42cm tall and the shape of Miffy’s head with Miffy prints on the reverse. 

The Miffy range is a very nice range of toys, and these three are only a small portion of the total Miffy range available world-wide. Thanks again for visiting our Blog, and if you would like to be kept up to date on any new toys etc you can subscribe to this Blog using your email in the right panel. 

Thanks again, and have a nice day. 

Amanda

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Little Acorns Gifts Customer Feedback…

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Good evening all, as an online business we have been operating for just over 5 years, and every customer we have served over those years, we have asked for a little bit of feedback.

At first I felt I was asking too much, keeping on to our customers and I even felt that in some ways it would be negative to the business in asking.

But the feedback trickled in and everyone is posted on the website for everyone to see.

It was the feedback that we had from those customers that made it all the easier to keep on asking, not in some perverse way, but it was so nice to see that we had cheered, surprised and even helped a few of our customers, and how grateful they all where.

We have had feedback from countries all over the world, and I hope if your reading this and thinking of purchasing some of our stock, that if we ask you for feedback, you don’t mind spending 2-3 minutes posting some. 

The feedback is important not only to us, but it also shows that we are working very hard to make an impact on the web in a very competitive market, and any potential customer can see this, and have every confidence in us.

So thank you to those who have posted feedback, and I hope to see you visit our store again in the future.

Lots of love

Amanda

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Timmy Time Toys at Little Acorns Gifts & Collectables

Good morning, this blog entry is to introduce our current Timmy Time toys range, and to let you know that we will be adding large and small Timmy Time soft toys to the range shortly.

Timmy Time is an off-shot of Shaun The Sheep and is shown on children’s TV channel CBeebies. The Timmy Time theme is being able to share, to play with and make new friends and to be honest and kind. The show does work and has a huge fan base, and this tells in the popularity of the toys themselves.

Our Timmy Time category has 2 very high quality learning items at the moment, these are Timmy Time Wooden Learning Frame as below:

Timmy Time Wooden Learning Frame

Timmy Time Wooden Learning Frame

Children are able to learn new words and letters as they play, and the frame is so well made it would easily last the test of time with their younger brothers and sisters growing up too.

The other Timmy Time toy we have is Timmy Time Dominoes:

Timmy Time Dominoes

Timmy Time Dominoes

Children can take turns playing dominoes, and the first one to place their Timmy Time dominoes down is the winner!

A great traditional game with a modern character twist, but the idea is the same, of playing together, taking turns and having a good time doing it.

Click here to check out our Timmy Time range.

Amanda

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Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is one of the best memories I have of school, and to this day somebody has only got to mention Roald Dahl and I try and name every book he has written for children. I remember reading Danny the Champion of the World, The Twits, Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator and the list goes on. Oh and Fantastic Mr Fox!

Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile was one of the younger books we listened too, and again the story is fantastic and the drawings by Quentin Blake are what makes the books so special to anybody who has been brought up on them.

We have 2 lovely versions of the Enormous Crocodile and they are both very high quality, and perfect to read the story with, and in honesty once you have a Roald Dahl toy character, you will instantly remember him when you read any Roald Dahl book.

Small Enormous Crocodile

Small Enormous Crocodile

The Large Enormous Crocodile is 50cm and has a mouth that opens up, for when he is eating the small children obviously. Then the small version is 31cm and is easier to hold for small hands.

We are now hoping that more and more Roald Dahl characters become available, as its such a nice toy for anyone who read his books when they where young, or just starting out reading them now.

Have a nice day

Amanda

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