IlluStory: Write and illustrate your own book!


For the budding author-illustrator, IlluStory is a multi-award winning kit that lets you write and illustrate your very own professionally typeset, 12 page, hardbound book. This kit includes markers and special book pages for creating an original story that is mailed to the publisher in the postpaid envelope provided – and a beautifully bound and typeset is returned to you.

starUS $19.99 from Amazon

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Posted on December 13th, 2006

Flippity Flops

Flippity Flops

93 colourful wooden pieces make up this set of racing dominoes with a new twist. Set the blocks tumbling and watch as the line of dominoes travel up, down and around obstacles finally ringing a bell. Includes storage bag. Ages 3+

star US $39.99 from Back to Basics Toys

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Posted on December 12th, 2006

Chopstick Kids

Chopstick Kids

A great way to get your kids using chopsticks is to pop a handy chopstick kid on the ends. The soft, washable hinges come in pink girls and red boys and are an essential for your gourmet kiddlet. (via)
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star US $6.00 from ModernTots

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Posted on December 11th, 2006

Honey Bee Tree

honey bee tree
Gently pull the leaves out of the tree and try not to let any of the cute little bees fall. The winner is the player with the least bees in the tray when none are left in the hive. For 2 to 4 players. Ages 3+

star US $14.99 from Amazon

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Posted on December 10th, 2006

Knockman Family

Knockman Family

Maywa Denki’s cheerful, smiling Knockman family of wind-up toys strum, drum, ring and clash. One on its own is lots of fun but a whole band is a riot.
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starFrom US $15 per figurine from MCA Store

Posted on December 9th, 2006

Nightime Owl Cushion

Nightime owl

Whooo! A lovely owl cushion to sit on a pillow and keep watch. The little pocket on its front is perfect for slipping in a tooth for the tooth fairy. Made from 100% colorfast brushed cotton flannel. 100% polyfil and washable.

7″ x 11.5″/ 18 x 29cm

star US $39.99 from Sprout Home

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Posted on December 8th, 2006

My Little Sweeties Stamp Set

My Little Sweeties

Four little sweeties make up this rubber stamp set from The Small Object. Perfect for adorning correspondence, school work, chore charts and gift tags. Each stamp is mounted on a 1″ wooden block.

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Edition Size: 200

star US $24 from The Small Object

Posted on December 8th, 2006

Cuboro Marble Run


54 beechwood cubes are all drilled and carved in a variety of different curves.
Cuboro blockx

When you stack them together you create a marvelous 3 dimensional marble maze. Ages 5+.

star US $164.95 from Oh! Toys

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(thanks Alison!)

Posted on December 7th, 2006



With the 40 plastic Dinomorph pieces you can create such classic prehistoric creatures as the T-Rex, Mosasaur, Pterandon and the Duckbill. Take them apart and mix the pieces to come up with your own unique species. Combine them with any of the other Zoomorphs range to expand the possibilities.

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star US $15.99 from Kazoo Toys

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Posted on December 6th, 2006

Wooden Toaster Set

Wooden Toaster Set

This adorable wooden toaster set would make a great accessory in any toy kitchen. The set comes with a pop-up toaster, two slices of bread, a sliced bagel, a plate, knife and stick of butter. Ages 3+

star US $34.95 from Amazon

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Posted on December 5th, 2006

Rose & Lisa Greifling

Rose and Lisa

These little flowery faces wiggle causing much delight when babes clutch on to the wooden handle and shake. From Haba. Ages 6 Months+

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6.5″ wide

star US $16.99 from Oompa Toys

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Posted on December 5th, 2006

“Ari” Cat Wall Doll

Mia Wall Doll

Mia’s cat wall dolls are hand screen printed onto linen and come in 3 colours: red, orange, and blue. They are perfect for hanging on a child’s bedroom wall.

7.5″ tall

star US $30 from Mia Hansen

Posted on December 4th, 2006