Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Buzz on the Valentine's Style "Hugs Fur You" Monkey from Build-A-Bear

The Winner!
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Commenter#3 Dee has won the Build-A-Bear certificate!

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Confession: I do not like stuffed toy animals that are not in their "natural" color. Yes, I freely admit I am a snob about this. And then? I gave birth to a daughter who loves animals - period. She would rather have an animal than a doll and she does not care if it is stuffed or plastic. She does not care if it is pink, brown, purple, or black. Therefore, when I was asked to review the Valentine's Style Hugs Fur You Monkey I was quite happy to do so - I suspected that Anjali would agree.

She was taking her nap when it arrived at our house. I set the half-opened Monkey Condo and went about my business. When she woke up from her nap, she almost immediately discovered the pink fur peeking out and helped herself to digging it out of the box. I have to say, I was a bit smitten myself. This pink monkey is totally and unbearably Rub Your Face In It soft.

Quality? I had my way with it - pulling, poking and prodding - it is a well-made animal and I suspect we will get many years use out of it (speaking of quality - a Build-A-Bear frog that I bought my nephew 4 years ago is still in rotation at my sister's house.)

So, in conclusion - Build-A-Bear was a resounding success in our house and I suspect we will be making a trip there for Anjali's 2nd birthday this summer. I am thinking Hello Kitty may catch her eye. If not, I may disown her or just buy it for myself. Or both.

I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear! Please comment on this post by Midnight, February 14th and I will draw someone at random.

11 comments:

Christine said...

What the hell? I'm game. BUILD-A-BEAR-ME!!

jhawks379 said...

Awwww, your little monkey girl is sooo cute! No, not Anjali (she's even cuter actually), the pink furry one. My girls are your opposite - the brighter the critter color the better.

Dee said...

I've been wanting to take my kids to Build-A-Bear for a while now. Evie loves anything soft and snuggly and I think Zach would have a lot of fun making his own bear. The only thing holding me back has been the cost!

3carnations said...

My son loves to look around Build a Bear. He would be thrilled if I won a gift card for him!

M&Co. said...

My son too loves B-A-B. Though that pink monkey is kind of creepy.

CPA Mom said...

Hmmm...we have never been to BaB though I've seen it in the mall...if we win I can see what the fuss is about!

MB said...

We looove Build a Bear. They even sell tiny bear hearing aids!

Bethany said...

Ebaby loves Build-A-Bear. Enter me please!

BethyBlu said...

Pick Me, Pick Me! I have an animal lover in my house, too! :) He is obsessed.

Donna said...

I would like a High School musical bear.

Random Thoughts! said...

I would love to win the build-a-bear certificate!