Monday, February 18, 2008

Toy Review: Anamalz at

I've been hearing so much about Anamalz ($5.99-$6.99) and was very excited to have the opportunity to review them.

Anamalz are made maple, fabric, string and non-toxic glues and paints. They are designed in Australia and made in China. They meet all European toy standards. The animals are flexible and can stand independently.

A Lion, Zebra, Elephant and Hippo arrived in the mail last week. I was surprised at how large these animals are. They fit nicely for a child's hand and won't get lost in the couch cushions, but one could also slip a few in a diaper bag. As soon as they were unpacked, Arielle decided that the Anamalz needed cages. Some small cardboard boxes made excellent cages. A few hours later, I realized that Arielle had been suspiciously quiet for quite some time. She was still sitting on the floor with the Anamalz giving each one its favorite imaginary food. Her lion is a vegetarian and loves munching grass.

A few people mentioned Anamalz as excellent stocking stuffers for Christmas. It's a little late for that, but a few farm animals peeking out of an Easter basket would be a lot of fun. And, the price makes them an affordable, but nice, gender-neutral choice for birthday gifts.

Blog readers can save 15% on Anamalz and other wonderful toys at PetitBaby using the code "sara" until 5/01/2008.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

I'm so glad to see this review - I LOVE Anamalz! We bought the giraffe and elephant for my son's stocking at Christmas, and I've purchased several more since then (all jungle animals...I'm thinking of adding farm animals for Easter). I'm really impressed with these, especially since they're so much more affordable than Holtztiger and other wooden animal toys.