Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Play. Sleep. Love. Zoobie Pets {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Colleen M!}

If there's one thing that every kid needs, it's a plush friend. It doesn't matter if they're a boy or a girl, outgoing or shy, young or just young at heart. There is something about stuffed animals that provide friendship, security, imagination and that they're always there and ready for a good hug.

But what makes a stuffed pal into something more? Why, versatility of course. The ability to transform to be exactly what a child needs to play, sleep and love. And nothing fits that description as well as the ultimate in fun, innovative and luxuriously soft friends: Zoobie Pets.

With such a large collection of adorable options (there are over 20 cute animals), deciding which Zoobie Pet was her favorite was difficult for Big Sister E. But when Kojo the Croc arrived at our house, there was no doubt that we made the right decision. His bright green velvety body and toothy grin grabbed her attention immediately and as soon as she felt his microbead squishy head, it was love.

Using the two Velcro tabs on the bottom to transform Kojo back and forth between a stuffed pal and a comfortable pillow, both Big Sister E and Little Sister B immediately welcomed him with hugs, cuddles and lots of laughter.

When I finally had a chance to check Kojo out for myself, I was impressed with the details and workmanship that goes in behind creating Zoobies. There clearly was thought behind each decision, from the strong seams to those safe Velcro tabs to the genius idea of having a large (53" x 34") blanket tucked right in the body.

Big Sister E's eyes opened wide when I showed her the zipper at the end of Kojo and how easy it was to access the coral fleece blanket folded inside. As she started to pull it out, I think she expected a small blanket, maybe one to carry around, but when it turned out that this was a cover she could truly use... well, what could be better than that?

I love the zipper that easily attaches the blanket to the Zoobie Pet, therefore keeping them together when this plush friend goes along in the car or on an airplane. However, with one easy move, the zipper detaches and allows the two pieces to be separate for sleeping or washing. The blanket is completely machine washable (hooray!), while the outer Zoobie can be spot cleaned or, for major grime, put in the washing machine inside of a lingerie bag for a good cleaning.

Aside from deciding who's turn it is to play or snuggle with Kojo, the only decision my daughters end up pondering is whether to keep him in pillow or blanket form. When the blanket is removed, Kojo's body is left a little flat so he is still great for hugging but just not as plush for resting your head on. Of course that sure doesn't stop them from loving him just as much!

Recommended for ages 3 and up but safely tested for all ages, there is a Zoobie Pet for all personalities. There are even Baby Zoobies and Jumbo Zoobies (with a queen size blanket inside!) so that you can select the perfect size for one or more children to share. While some animals have been discontinued and new Zoobies for 2010 have been added, I can see how a collection could easily be started! Whether at home or for travel, a high-quality Zoobie Pet would make a great gift and companion for years to come.

Also, thanks to the generosity of Zoobie Pets, one person will have the opportunity to bring their child home a comfortable, fun new friend, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of Zoobie Pets*! ARV $34!

*Excluding licensed characters

To enter to win: Visit Zoobie Pets and tell me the full name of your (or your child's) favorite plush friend.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Zoobies on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you fill in the blank and leave the following message on their wall: Adorable! I just entered to win my choice of Zoobie Pets at Thanks, Mail Carrier: http://bit.ly/927w5s
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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Giveaway will end on September 17th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Zoobie Pets for providing Kojo the Croc for review as well as the Zoobie Pet of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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I like Ellema the Elephant!

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

How adorable - I like Kojo the croc

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these are the cutest things ever!!!
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I'd like Khimba and Kai Koala for my daughter.
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my family loves Patch the Pinto--That is so cute!! :)

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Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I love Ellema the Elephant!

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2ndheartmom said...

Definitely Ellema the Elephant - my daughter is kind of obsessed with elephants right now!

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I love the Eric Carle caterpillar. It has been my fave for a while, but I just can't seem to remember to buy it when I have the extra cash :)
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Monica said...

Patch the Pinto is too cute!

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Wyatt the Wolf

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Linda said...

My fave plush friend is Hada the Hippo just 2 cute

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I love Jafaru the Giraffe....all of the animals are cute.

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I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See and I tweeted the following: Kids ♥ Zoobies! WIN a plush toy, comfy pillow & cozy planket in 1 from @ZoobiePets! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/927w5s #win #giveaway

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I love Ellema the Elephant!!! So cute!
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my favorite is taj the tiger

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I had a really really hard time deciding, they are all so cute, finally decided I like Kojo the Croc the best, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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I like Furbie the Feline.

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