For a child, there's always something very special about having a toy that represents one of their book or TV heroes. In their imagination, if the toy exists in the real world, the TV programme or story becomes more real and they can interact with it, making up adventures, snuggling up to it in bed or - the ultimate feat ! - watching TV or reading the book with the main character snuggled up next to them on the sofa.
Pierre and Juliette both love watching Poppy Cat DVDs and reading Poppy Cat books so I knew they'd be over the moon when we received a Talking Poppy Cat toy to review. We received the 22cm toy, which is ideal for smaller children, but it is also available as a jumbo 48cm version.
The toy is well-made with soft, almost felt-like material (no long fur for children to get in their mouths) and great attention to detail. It is the perfect replica of Poppy Cat from TV or the books. Despite the appliqué detail, I rubbed it across my face and there are absolutely no rough edges or corners that dig into your skin.
The most special thing about Poppy Cat though is that she speaks if you squeeze her tummy. She says five different sentences - "Have fun!", "Come on everybody", '5-4-3-2-1", "That's a great idea", "This is Captain Poppy speaking". She has a really friendly, encouraging voice and Pierre's face breaks out into a huge grin every time he hears her talking !
A huge plus point for me is that the 3 x AG13 batteries are included - yay !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £9.99
Disclosure : We received a Poppy Cat toy in order to write an honest review.
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