Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yoohoo and Friends Review and Giveaway

Almost every kid loves stuffed animals...and most kids have a few (or a basket full like my niece), but most of them aren't even close to being as cute as Yoohoo and friends.  We received three of the adorable plush animals, and they each make a different sound when you press their tummy.   One was an adorable plush princess complete with tutu and tiara.  The first time my niece saw her, she loved her!  She even named her "Princess Tutu."  We also received the birthday Yoohoo, which plays "Happy Birthday" and is equally adorable if you ask me!  These stuffed animals seem to be pretty sturdy.  They are surface washable only (like most stuffed animals). 

About Yoohoo and Friends
One thing I think is really neat about Yoohoo and Friends is that they have a website that is a virtual world based upon the characters created by Aurora World. The characters (and their plush counterparts) are based upon real animals in their natural habitat all over the world.  Some of them are endangered and children will be able to learn about each animal. Children can choose and raise pets, decorate pet’s room, play games and watch YooHoo and Friends animations all from the website.  Any child can register and adopt pets from the YooHoo and Friends characters. Registration to the website is free and does not require any activation code to enter.  After adopting a pet, children can decorate a pet’s room, play games and earn Green points to decorate their pet’s room. They can also watch previews of the upcoming YooHoo and Friends animation series.  The website is intended for kids around ages 5-12.

About Aurora
Aurora World, Inc. (, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. Founded in 1981, the Korean company with headquarters also in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong, has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the world’s toy and gift industry.  The company sells its products via a wide variety of retailers including major zoos, high-end toy stores such as Learning Express, top gift chains such as Hallmark and Claire’s as well as hospital gift shops, fine florists, candy stores and gift/stationery stores worldwide.

What do I think?
I think these plush toys are great!  They have small 5" plush that are the perfect size for snuggling and carrying on trips.  I think it's a good idea to create some based on endangered species to help encourage kids to learn about their new pets.  The website has so many different things to do for so many different ages...I was very impressed.  There aren't many online websites I'd let my child play on, but if Sydney was old enough I'd definitely let her play on the YooHoo and Friends world!

Yoohoo and Friends is offering one reader their very own plush toy similar to the ones I received.  It will be a 5" plush that makes noise when squeezed.

How to Enter
Mandatory Entry - MUST do this for other entries to count!
Visit YooHoo and Friends HERE and tell me which animal is your favorite...Beware - they are all adorable!

(1 entry) - "Like" Yoohoo and Friends on Facebook
(1 entry) - Follow Yoohoo and Friends on Twitter
(1 entry) - "Like" So Mommy on Facebook
Giveaway will end August 4, 2010 at 5 pm CST.  Winner will be drawn by a random number generator and contacted via email.  If winner doesn't respond within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.  I was provided Yoohoo and Friends products in exchange for my honest review which I have given.  See full disclaimer for details.
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