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Stripy Horse Soft Toy – Perfect Book Companion!

Stripy Horse Soft Toy

Stripy Horse Soft Toy

Stripy Horse Soft Toy is a very famous character from books written by Jim Helmore and illustrated by Karen Wall. 

He is a firm favourite with school children, as we have sold a lot of these toys directly to teachers and have also sent bulk orders to schools around the UK.

The feedback we have had has been great, and it mostly involves the Stripy Horse toy helping the children build up the character when reading the brilliant books. 

Stripy Horse Soft Toy

Stripy Horse Soft Toy

He once again is a very high quality toy, and also very popular, as shown by us currently being out of stock of them but we are due a few boxes soon, and once we have we will let you all know straight away. We are also looking into making the book available from our store soon, and this will be a fantastic opportunity for moms to buy the book and the toy together for bed time reading with their young children. 

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Amanda Elliott

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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.

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Elmer is back in stock!

Hello all you Elmer fans. I’m happy to announce that our Elmer The Elephant range has been replenished.

Elmer The Elephant

Elmer The Elephant Soft Toy at Little Acorns Gifts

Elmer had a very busy Christmas with us, and we are so happy to have Elmer back.

The soft toy itself is very high quality and the perfect partner to the fantastic books written by David McKee.

Elmer is the story of an elephant who was different to all the other elephants because he was patchwork and therefore lots of colours. Elmer did not want to be different, he wanted to be elephant colour like all the other elephants.

elmer the patchwork elephant

So one day he hatches a fabulous plan. He rolls around in berry juice and becomes elephant colour and finally one of the crowd. However life as a grey elephant is a little boring for Elmer and he finds out it isn’t that bad being different at all.

The book ends with Elmer giving all the elephants the biggest surprise of all which makes them laugh “as they never had before“. They decide to honor him with a parade each year where they decorate themselves to become colourful like him.

The moral of the story is be happy with who you are.

We will post any news on Elmer in this category, and we really hope you can enjoy an Elmer toy too one day.

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