As a preschooler Ashton absolutely loved watching Sprout and one of his favorite shows was the Pajanimals. Even at 7 years old he still enjoys watching his Pajanimal friends and their adorable adventures. This fun and educational show kept his attention while many others did not and his very favorite character, Squacky, was something he talked about often.
I was recently contacted by Jim Henson's Pajanimals interested in featuring their new, adorable plush dolls on my site and I quickly agreed! Ever since the plush dolls arrived, Ashton has not let his Squacky doll out of his site and has slept with him every night.
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According to the Jim Henson website, "Pajanimals follows the amazing adventures of four sweet and gentle characters - Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow Cowbella and the optimistic puppy Apollo - who were designed and built by the world-famous Oscar and Emmy Award winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop from original concepts by Los Angeles-based toy and clothing designer, artist Jeff Muncy."
"Through their imaginary journeys, these cuddly musical puppets venture out on amazing adventures of discovery, modeling the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully. The series airs in the U.S. on Sprout, the 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to preschoolers."
Apollo: "A green and purple dog, Apollo is a natural leader, the one they all look to when the path is unclear. Filled with confidence and common sense, although at times he can be surprisingly sensitive. When he gets hurt feelings, everything must stop while his friends carefully coax him out of his funk."
Cowbella: "Cowbella is a purple and white cow that loves all things pink and princessy. Like lots of girls, she has a vivid imagination and loves to play dress-up
Squacky: "Squacky is a very excitable blue and yellow duck. He's a little on the hyper side. Okay, A LOT on the hyper side. He loves to play practical jokes (playing Cat's Cradle on Cow Bella's horns is a favorite) and is often found bouncing off the walls (literally!). He likes to say things in rhyme and makes up cute words to fit into his rhymes (even if they don't make any sense). He has a passion for reading - which is one of the only things that helps him settle down."
Sweetpea Sue: "Sweetpea Sue is a pink and orange pony. She has a southern accent and tends to draw out words sometimes (i.e. 'I was just thiiiiiinkin'). Sweetpea Sue loves the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. She is crazy for the outdoors. She is the quietest of the group. Unless someone attempts to break up her routine - then she can become a little on the loud side - otherwise she can be pretty shy, but is often the one to step up in the face of adversity - like flushing the ceramic monster for the first time! She is very hygienic and takes great care to brush her big, bucked teeth and wash her hooves before she goes to sleep."
We received one small Cowbella plush and one larger Squacky plush for review right before Christmas. Since Squacky is Ashton's favorite character he was thrilled to find him underneath the tree Christmas morning. He was kind enough to offer Cowbella to his great grandma for Christmas which she absolutely loves and has placed on her dresser in her bedroom to remind her of Ashton every day.
Squacky has spent every night in bed with Ashton and he tells me all the time that Squacky makes him feel less lonely at night. Besides his action figures, Squacky has quickly become one of Ashton's favorite toys. I think that may have to do with the fact that Ashton can relate to Squacky most out of all of the Pajanimal characters. Ashton has a lot of energy and loves to rhyme all the time. He also absolutely loves to read, especially before bed, which helps him calm down and get ready to go to sleep.
Ever since Squacky has come into our home Ashton has been watching his favorite Pajanimal characters on Sprout, more often. At the end of the day he recaps Squacky's daily adventures with him, which is just too cute.
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 shopping bags - Adorable, soft and very snuggly, these cute plush dolls make the perfect bed time companion.
If you're interested in purchasing your very own Pajanimals plush doll for your little one, you can find them at the flagship FAO Schwartz store in NYC as well as online at FAO.com, Amazon.com, ToysRUs.com and most places where toys are sold. There you'll also be able to find the new Snuggle Up Story Mat from TOMY that features the lovable Pajanimals characters and a soft book that transforms into a pillow to help your little ones transition from play time to nap time (SRP $39.99). You can even purchase Pajanimals DVDs and an interactive mobile app called "Light in the Sky" (priced at only $4.99) for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It offers a wonderful way to experience the Pajanimals up close and personal, allowing your children to play and sing along with this fully, 3D, highly interactive episode based on the TV series. For more up to date information on upcoming episodes, promotions and new Pajanimals products be sure to follow them on Facebook!
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